Launched in June 2008, Women in Photography is an innovative website founded by artists Amy Elkins and Cara Phillips that showcases the work of women artists. The internet-based project focuses on exhibiting work outside of the traditional model of the commercial art world, allowing it to reach a global audience and to provide opportunities at Read More
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This is worth a read – wishing we had some stats for photography
“….It’s not that women aren’t pursuing photography careers; they’re actually the majority in undergraduate photography programs. But in professional settings, success often depends on knowing the right people and being able to persuade them of one’s fitness for a job. Those interested in fashion and portrait photography, for example, often get their start as an assistant Read More
Commercialisation, climate change, studio space, censorship? As the art world flocks to Frieze, Nell Frizzell asks what’s on the mind of Marina Abramović, Jeremy Deller, Tacita Dean, Maria Balshaw and more.
To read the answers, go to the direct link.
The HYSTERIA collective is raising funds for the printing and distribution of our eighth periodical on feminisms and power.
The HYSTERIA collective has been working very hard over the past nine months on the eighth issue of the HYSTERIA periodical. Now it’s time to share it with the rest of the world. But we need your help! Read More
“While we wait for Nikon to get it together, here are 32 amazing photographers from Women Photograph. Their work spans the globe, shows us stories from all walks of life, tells us about their beauty and struggle, and proves that our diversity is what makes us amazing. Best of all, they’re as diverse as their Read More
“The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the world’s great galleries. Visitors flock to see Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks and Grant Wood’s American Gothic, two of the most recognisable images in modern American art. But what has stunned art collectors is that a photograph of visitors to the Read More
“To prove their new camera is the best camera, Nikon invited 32 photographers from Asia, Africa and the Middle East to test it. You can read their stories of using the camera on the company’s website – Kelvin likes to photograph nature, while Cameron is more of a commercial guy and Mark takes pictures Read More
A catalyst and umbrella for cultural projects and advocacy where female equality provides the contextual backbone.
A Woman’s Place Project CIC:
A catalyst and umbrella for cultural projects and advocacy where female equality provides the contextual backbone.
Working with artists, heritage, education, environmental and community partners to nurture ambitious high quality projects
Supporting women and people who identify as women who work Read More
“Adwoa Aboah is both the poster girl for modern fashion and one of its most vocal critics. The 25-year-old model, who walked the Burberry catwalk on Saturday and Donatella Versace’s Versus show on Sunday, leads discussions around issues from imagery of black women in the media to the impact of Read More
“Sue was a well-known, respected, and liked figure in photography says Anne Braybon, photography historian and curator, and a close friend
Even Sue Steward, a writer who excelled in celebrating lives, might have struggled to write an obituary that unravelled the vibrant meshing of her own. She lived with ferocious energy and enthusiasm, and a genuine gift for friendship Read More
White Cube, London | Running until Sun 17 Sept 2017
Exploring the enduring influence of Surrealism through the work of more than 50 women artists.
The exhibition brings together sculpture, painting, collage, photography and drawing from the 1930s to the present day and includes work by well-known Surrealist figures as well as contemporary and emerging artists.
Firecracker is platform dedicated to supporting women photographers.
Despite many fantastic women working with photographic media, the industry continues to be dominated by male counterparts.
Firecracker assists the promotion of women photographers by showcasing their work in a series of monthly online gallery features. Photographers are brought to our attention via a network of industry professionals and guest curator Read More
The Mother House,started the 5th of September 2016 at the IKLECTIK Art Lab. The model provides the freedom to work independently or alongside your children and it encouraged opportunities to work in collaboration with other artists creating a supportive and inspiring network.
The Mother House idea is born in response to the urge of “making” within Read More
“There are many more women photojournalists than 30 years ago, women are now the majority of the photography program graduates in the leading journalism schools in the United States, and most of the top photo editors at the large publications are women. Still, Ms. Zalcman said the best assignments continue to go overwhelmingly to men.
Ms. Read More
“When I was a graduate student there weren’t many senior women in my department. There were narratives about them that seemed unique to each woman: One was crazy—I never really understood why, but there were hushed rumours and we were warned to stay away and not work with her. She had some impressive publications, but Read More
“It hangs with dozens of others in a new UK show of the South African photographer’s work. Muholi created one self-portrait in 2012 but it wasn’t until 2014 that she went back to the project that would become Somnyama Ngonyama(translated as Hail the Dark Lioness), with the idea of doing 365 shots in all. “You live Read More
“The following letter was shared by an artist who was recently awarded a place in a competitive residency program. For the sake of professional discretion, identifying details have been replaced with the letter X. Upon contacting them to work out the logistics of her stay, the artist was informed that some of the program’s policies Read More
“Judith Butler’s new book interweaves her two theories of performativity and precarity with the works of Hannah Arendt, Giorgio Agamben, and Emmanuel Levinas as a way to critically assess and speak to Tahrir Square, Occupy, Black Lives Matter, and other movements of dissent. In this interview, Stephanie Berbec asks her to consider her work in light of the Read More
The Zimbabwe Association of Female Photographers was launched in 2013 as a voluntary organisation that strives to raise the standard of professionalism in the industry through project-based training, networking and the promotion of our members’ work.
The ZAFP believes that as women we have a different story to tell and that our perspective is missing. Our Read More
Chai Khana is an issue-based international media platform focusing on women, rural communities, and ethnic minorities, and giving voice to the under-represented across the Caucasus. Founded and managed by young women, the Tbilisi-based outlet uses innovative and experimental approaches in documentary photography, multimedia, and film. The name Chai Khana, tea house, represents a symbolic, collective space Read More
Women Seeing Women is a new exhibition celebrating the work of female photographers in documentary and fashion photography, and their interaction with their female subjects. The show, which includes contributions from 12 Magnum photographers, is at the Staley-Wise Gallery in New York City until 31 August.
To see a selection of Read More
Mfon: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora is an exclusive and commemorative bi-annual journal committed to establishing and representing a collective voice of women photographers of African descent. The inaugural issue of Mfon features 100 women photographers across the Diaspora. This iconic issue features an introduction by Dr. Deborah Willis, MacArthur Fellow and Chair of Read More
In his 1938 novel Enemies of Promise Cyril Connolly asserted that ‘there is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall’. Since April 2009 Enemies of Good Art has debated the issues arising from this infamous quote.
Enemies of Good Art seeks to investigate the possibilities of combining art practice and Read More
“Mothers in Arts is a small initiative founded by Csilla Klenyanszki, who lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Mothers in Arts supports women artists who are also mothers and shines a light on the mother-shaped blindspot within the art world.
It puts forward a discussion about a problem that affects many young artist women when they Read More
Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?
A version of this story originally appeared in the January 1971 issue of ARTnews.
Implications of the Women’s Lib movement for art history and for the contemporary art scene—or, silly questions deserve long answers; followed by eight replies.
The full article is on the direct link
“There’s an old-fashioned myth that having a baby is going to make it impossible to work,” says painter Nikki Maloof. “I had just started gaining a lot of momentum in my career when I found out I was pregnant, so it was scary.” Maloof’s fear could apply to any number of career-oriented women across Read More
Michelle Doyle. The Irish Times.
A gender audit reveals a poor representation of women in some of our national cultural institutions
READING THE COLLECTIONS, WEEK 47: CELEBRATING WOMEN: THE FRANKI RAFFLES PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION
Spectacular work by photographer Franki Raffles
Born in Manchester and raised in London, Franki Raffles was an alumna of St Andrews University (MA in Moral Philosophy, 1977). After graduating she made her home in Scotland, first on the Isle of Lewis and later in Edinburgh, Read More
“In the course of a thirty-year career, the photographer Catherine Opie has made a study of the freeways of Los Angeles, lesbian families, surfers, Tea Party gatherings, America’s national parks, the houses of Beverly Hills, teen-age football players, the personal effects of Elizabeth Taylor, the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, Boy Scouts, her friends, mini-malls, and Read More
” “BP portrait award shortlist offers up all-female line-up” reads The Guardian headline.
Wonderful, I thought, as I’m sure many others did. Great stuff. Women artists are being recognised for a prestigious, high-profile art award. And not an award specifically for women, either.
But, before we all pat ourselves on the back and put on Read More
“In the summer of 2001, American Tom Sponheim was walking around Barcelona with his wife and found himself in a local flea market, Els Encants. On one of the stalls, he found a bunch of old negatives that he bought for $3.5, one dollar more that the seller was asking. Sponheim realized how valuable his Read More
New book is published by Laurence King:
Girl on Girl: Art and Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze
By Charlotte Jansen
A new generation of female artists is emerging who have grown up in a culture saturated with social media and selfies.
This book looks at how young women are using photography and the internet to explore Read More
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is opening a visual biography of the author Sylvia Plath, including her rarely-seen artwork.
“Since her suicide in 1963 at the age of 30, Sylvia Plath’s literary recognition has only grown, whether the ubiquitous assignment of her lone novel The Bell Jar in American high schools, or her posthumous Pulitzer Prize for poetry Read More
Interesting review on a new book Girl on Girl: Art and Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze by Charlotte Jansen, published by Laurence King (2017)
“She is smiling broadly and caressing her stomach. Judging by its shape and size, she’s eight months pregnant. Calle is 63, so this is surprising. On the other hand, given her affection for the flagrantly absurd, it is not surprising at all. After we exchange kisses, she ushers me in, explaining that she has turned Read More
British Journal Of Photography: Female Gaze
Issue: May 2017
Female Gaze: New perspectives from the selfie generation. Charlotte Jansen considers a new generation of female photographers who make women their subject. Zuza Krajewska goes inside a prison for young male offenders. Endia Beal addresses themes of race, gender and corporate culture. And Laia Abril uncovers secret histories Read More
A Response to Sexism in Editorial Photography
by Erin Patrice O’Brien
“I always recognized that the editorial side of media seems to embrace, or at least maintain, the good-ole-boy network. It’s bothered me for some time, particularly given the female talent in the market on the demand and supply sides. There are plenty of amazing women photographers Read More
The Problem of the Overlooked Female Artist: An Argument for Enlivening a Stale Model of Discussion
by Ashton Cooper for Hyperallergic
“My intention here is not to call out museums or simplistic writing, but to point out the ways in which institutions and publications — both major and minor — are guilty of perpetuating a schematic and Read More
“Feminist artists have not always been interested in motherhood. Helen Million Ruby, one of the founding members of the activist group Mother Art and a student at the Feminist Studio Workshop in the Los Angeles Woman’s Building, was told by Judy Chicago that she couldn’t be a mother and an artist-the two were mutually exclusive. Chicago’s Read More
Thanks to Lucy Soutter for bringing it to our attention on Twitter
On the occasion of the international women’s day on 8 March. Young Photography Now publishes a special report on women photographers in the world today.
Several events, publications and resources are gathered here to reflect the growing interest in women photographers and their recognition in the world of Visual arts. Women are very active in photography Read More
This site is meant to be a resource for female* documentary and editorial photographers and the people who would like to hire them. Every photographer in this database is available for freelance assignments and has 5+ years of work experience.
If you are a picture editor, creative director, or someone who routinely hires photographers, please reach Read More
Women in Photography is an innovative website founded to give female photographers a platform to show their work to a global audience. Women from all over the world are welcome to submit their work. The aim is to give female artists a platform to show their work. Any female photographer is welcome to submit their work. Read More
Rawi(ya), the first photographic collective to emerge from the Middle East, translates to “she / he who tells a story” features a groundbreaking group of photographers: Myriam Abdelaziz, Tamara Abul Hadi, Gaith Abdul Hadad, Zein Ben Romhdane, Laura Boushnak, and Tanya Habjouqa.
Their work pushes both East and West to think about their own stereotypes. Rawi(ya) is, Read More
Inspired by the idea behind a syjunta (Swedish word for sewing circle) TjejLand was founded 2014. Such circles were common for women to meet and socialize during the early and mid 1900s. TjejLand´s vision is to act like a social meeting place and to create a curative, creative platform & publications featuring female photographers around Read More
Foto-Féminas is a platform established by Verónica Sanchis Bencomo who is interested in promoting through monthly online features the work of female photographers working in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Foto-Féminas es una plataforma creada y establecida por Verónica Sanchis Bencomo, con la finalidad de promover a través de medios digitales y visuales a fotógrafas que trabajen Read More
Committed to Supporting Women in Photography.
The OGC is the brain child of Kate O’Neill and Alice Widger, born after noticing there was a lack of support or connections solely aimed for women in photography.
The OGC (a tongue n’ cheek poke at the industries’ ‘mythical’ Old Boys Club) hopes to help women within the photography industry connect, exhibit, promote Read More
TIME reached out globally to the most acclaimed female photojournalists, curators and directors of photography in the industry, asking them to select one female photojournalist that they believe is worthy of recognition. The result is an astonishing collection of brilliant work from around the world. For me, this list includes many photojournalists I have never Read More
This course has been set up by Katy Deepwell, editor of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal.
This course is for anyone interested in studying art and feminism.
It is suitable for anyone, 16 to 90 years of age.
You can register at any time.Curiosity – and very basic computer skills – are required.
You may already be an Read More
On Images yet to be Seen. A Cameroonian case study
by Christine Eyene
“…It is with this in mind that one should approach contemporary photography in Cameroon and its relationship to new modes of dissemination. The emergence of Cameroonian photography can be traced back to the early 1930s with studios such as the notable Photo George in Read More
Female Photographers Matter Now More Than Ever
by Laura Mallonee
“Zalcman just launched Women Photograph, a website featuring more than 400 (and counting) female photojournalists from 67 countries. “We need to make a better effort to find female photographers and photographers of color,” she say. “Because they exist. They’re there.”.[…] WIRED talked to Zalcman about her website, her experiences, Read More
How the art world airbrushed female artists from history
by Hannan Ellis-Petersen
“Figures compiled by the Guardian paint a dismal portrait of women artists exhibiting in major galleries, in the UK and abroad. But are things changing?…
…It is important to understand the impact this bias has had on the art world. These galleries, with outposts across America Read More
Talkin’ ’bout my Generation
“Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s, from the Verbund Collection at The Photographers’ Gallery, 7 October to 15 January 2017
The day after the American election that put Donald J. Trump in the White House and the morning I heard of Leonard Cohen’s death, I went to the exhibition of 1970s feminist avant-garde Read More
“Radical Women” of Latin American Art Get the Museum Show They Deserve
“Co-curated by Dr. Cecilia Fajardo-Hill and Dr. Andrea Giunta, “Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985” at the Hammer Museum will ask visitors to reconsider the heavily male art history they know and recognize the importance of female artists often working under the Read More
The Max Mara Art Prize for Women in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery is a biannual award established in 2005.
It is the only visual art prize for women in the UK and aims to promote and nurture female artists, enabling them to develop their potential with the gift of time and space.
The winner is awarded Read More
“Today, women make up the majority of students in undergraduate and graduate photojournalism programs. The top photo editors of National Geographic, Time, The Washington Post, The New York Times and many other American publications are female, as are many if not most of their subordinates. There are, by most accounts, a large number of outstanding Read More
Catherine Opie: A World Beyond Selfies
“I was never an optimist in thinking that my images would change laws. But I certainly thought that I would be able to create a history.” Catherine Opie, photographer of minority groups and subcultures, can be both political and very internal.
The video can be watched here.
Private Art Collections: At home with Photography expert Zelda Cheatle.
Read or/and watch the interview here.
He only feels the black and white of it, Berlin Wall 14-07-73 is published by Mörel Books.
Steffi Klenz places a sequence of a 1973 archive press-photograph at the centre: a photograph of a damaged section of the Berlin Wall. The Image pictures East German military guards and border policemen carrying out repair works at the wall. Read More
The female street photographers of Instagram – in pictures
by Francesca Perry
“The art of street photography was long dominated by men and the ‘male gaze’, but new project Her Side of the Street celebrates women’s role in the practice… Last year, American photographer Casey Meshbesher felt compelled to create a compendium of street photography by women Read More
A tribute to female flâneurs: the women who reclaimed our city streets
by Lauren Elkin
“The flâneur – the keen-eyed stroller who chronicles the minutiae of city life – has long been seen as a man’s role. From Virginia Woolf to Martha Gellhorn, it’s time we recognised the vital, transgressive work of the flâneuse…. It’s time to recognise Read More
“The winter issue of Aperture, “On Feminism,” arrives at a moment when the power and influence women hold on the world stage is irrefutable, and the very idea of gender is central to conversations about equality across the country, and around the globe. “On Feminism” focuses on intergenerational dialogues, debates, and strategies of feminism in photography Read More
LABOURS OF LOVE: WOMEN’S LABOUR AS THE CULTURE SECTOR’S INVISIBLE DARK MATTER
by Macushla Robinson
“In the past three decades, housework, care work and other forms of gendered labour have become the focus of first-world feminist attention. The economic unit of the family is the site of the accumulation of capital. Dividing labour along gender lines within filial Read More
“Once in a while an artistic practice emerges that challenges viewers in new ways that cut through the noise, and offers something both deeply familiar and at the same time utterly new. Collaborative, creative, and experimental, Gill and Vangad, in Fields of Sight, provide a new language for art practices that address the politics and Read More
Le donne fotografe dalla nascita della fotografia ad oggi: uno sguardo di genere / Women photographers from the beginning of photography up to now: a gender insight
crowd funding project
INSPIRING FILMS ABOUT WOMEN IN PHOTOGRAPHY
Here are three films about women photographers that all aspiring photographers must watch. Filmed in different settings and time, these films take us through the journey of women who break norms and stereotypes to find their voice through the lens. The films showcase their artistic pursuits, personal struggles and social concerns, Read More
This is a wonderful publisher but out of nearly 40 books on the site only 2 are by a woman – the same woman
the wonderful Trish Porter
I suggest we all try to get published here
KEN. TO BE DESTROYED. A new publication from Sara Davidmann
Edited by Val Williams
Published by Schilt, Amsterdam.
Ken.To be destroyed began with an archive and a discovery. Sara Davidmann and her siblings inherited letters and photographs belonging to their uncle and aunt, Ken and Hazel Houston, from their mother Audrey Davidmann. The letters chronicled the relationship between Read More
La Toya Ruby Frazier – this video is fascinating – she has just won a major MacArthur grand and has a new book out with Aperture
read this interesting review about three Chinese photographers includes two women
Wei Leng Tay
Found this interesting
Photoworks speak to self-proclaimed ‘photographic archaeologist’ Eva Stenram about the ideas and processes behind her practice and her use of found imagery.
Objektiv #12 is inspired by, and will be launched during the conference Fast Forward: Women in Photography at Tate Modern in November, 2015. Keen to contribute to this initiative, we have singled out three women whom we would like to fast forward into the light: B. Ingrid Olson, Marie Svindt and Lieko Shiga. Photographer and writer Read More
The latest issue of Photoworks Annual looks at women and their roles in photography, as subjects, creators and consumers. The new writing, new photography and powerful archival images presented in Issue 22, connect wider ideas surrounding the subject and share important recent shifts affecting women and photography today.
Ha Ouch Ha Ouch Ha Ouch: On Women and Wit in Photography.
Article by Max Houghton.
Max Houghton weaves a historical and contemporary view through photograph and women photographers who use wit to disarm.
What makes a particular site ‘home’? Is it where our roots begin, or is it fluid and changing, existing as an unfixed place of comfort? Curated by Talia Smith, Issue Five of Common Ground brings together diverse works and words by women artists and writers to determine if home really is where the heart is.
Ann Read More
About Women is Dorothy Bohm’s first book to focus exclusively on the subject of women. Taken throughout the world, from the late 1940s until the present day, her photographs range from images of ordinary women going about their everyday activities, to explorations of the role that representations of women, in the form of advertisements, posters Read More
A very interesting read from Dazed.
A very interesting read from Onward.