“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. Zalcman and her volunteer team have been collecting data about the gender breakdown of the photographers in the best-of-year roundups as well as the front page photos and covers of major Western newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Le Monde, Time, the Atlantic and National Geographic. The results indicate that between 75 and 95 percent of the most important photos that readers see are taken by men.”
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