Today, if a hundred other news stories haven’t already alerted you to this fact, is International Women’s Day. It honors, it celebrates, it congratulates all the important things women do. It also, more and more, has evolved into an annual race by every brand to find some novel way to get in on the hype.
Here at WIRED Photo, we didn’t want to be one of those brands, but we also wanted to acknowledge the great work of the female photographers we’ve commissioned over the past 12 months. So we decided to let them commemorate themselves—in their own words. Understandably, they want to be recognized for their photos, not their gender, but in an industry where they’re more likely to experience sexism, less likely to be hired, and often paid less than their male counterparts, championing their contributions feels essential.
“I know I’m standing on the shoulders of giants to even be able to say this, but what it means to me is to not be labeled as a female photographer, but rather a photographer,” says Dolly Faibyshev, one of the shutterbugs profiled below, all of whom provided portraits. “We don’t refer to male photographers as male, you know? That’s the ultimate sign of progress to me.”
Want to know what progress looks like for some of the other photographers WIRED has worked with in the past year? Focus in below.
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Read more here: https://www.wired.com/story/23-amazing-female-photographers-you-should-know