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For International Women’s Day, This Photographer Took Photos Of Women That Represent People With Disabilities And Visible Differences

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Cross-posted from deMilked For this year’s International Women’s Day, Zebedee, a modeling and talent agency that represents people with disabilities and visible differences, decided to have a special photoshoot, showcasing the real and unique beauty many of us tend to underappreciate. “When it comes to gender equality, especially in media and the fashion industry, women with disabilities and visible differences often find themselves left out of the narrative,” says Zebedee. “Disabled people are the most underrepresented minority in…

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Susan Meiselas: Prince Street Girls

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Cross-posted from Magnum.  In the 1970s, one of the great documentary photographers, Susan Meiselas, moved to Mott Street in New York… “on the outskirts of a neighborhood in downtown Manhattan, known as ‘Little Italy’ because of its largely immigrant Italian population. Meiselas was an outsider in the neighborhood, but a chance encounter soon changed that, forming the beginnings of a long-term photographic series about youth and femininity in the 1970s. Cycling home one day, she…

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5-Year-Old Girl Recreates Iconic Photos Of Black Women For Black History Month

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Cross-posted from DeMilked If you’re unfamiliar with what Black History Month is, it’s an annual observance celebrated in February. During this month, people celebrate historical events and the important achievements of African-Americans. Three years ago, Cristi Smith-Jones came up with a creative way of celebrating this important month with her 5-year-old daughter. For each day of the month, Cristi had her daughter recreate an iconic photo of an influential black woman, resulting in an interesting and unique…

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These 6 Women Shaped Photojournalism During LIFE’s Heyday

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Cross-posted from Artsy and The New York Times Lens Blog.  [by Jacqui Palumbo – Artsy and Will Heinrich – Lens]  “Combined, those six photographers shot over 325,000 images from the 1930s to the early 1970s. Kushner, along with fellow curators Sarah Gordon, Erin Levitsky, and William J. Simmons, selected one story from each woman that showed a different facet of Luce’s idea of American eminence. However, by showing unpublished images, too, they peeled back the…

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Questions with an Educator: Beth Green

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This week’s Questions with an Educator features Beth Green. Beth is a New York-based, fine arts photographer, who was one of the first women to cross the threshold into shooting sports photography. She has been an advocate for female photojournalists throughout her career, and she has seen the differentiation between male and female photographers fade. She also spent time as a photo editor for Newsweek before opening Beth Green Studios in 1989. Here, she details how her career led…

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Captain Marvel Star Brie Larson Wants Women Photographers to Photograph Her

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Cross-posted from PDNPulse [by Holly Hughes] Actress Brie Larson stars in Captain Marvel, the first in the Marvel cinematic franchise to feature a female superhero as the lead. Larson is using her press junket for the blockbuster movie to advocate for women photographers, and for reporters and photographers of color. An interview with Larson on the fashion site Who What Wear notes that the actress “hand-selected local female photographers to do shoots at different stops…

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Gerda Taro: The First Woman War Photographer to Die in the Field

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Cross-posted from Magnum Photos. [by Hannah Abel-Hirsch] Gerda Taro is sometimes known as a colleague and companion to Robert Cape, but she had a substantial career of her own. “On 1 August 1937, thousands of people lined the streets of Paris to mourn the death of photojournalist Gerda Taro (1910–1937): a 26-year-old Jewish émigré from Leipzig, Germany. Taro had died in Spain, while covering the Battle of Brunete, during the second year of the Spanish Civil…

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Postcards From Mecca

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Cross-posted from The Eye Of Photography.  [by Andy Romanoff]   For twenty years starting in 1916, two cousins, Susie Keef Smith an Lula Mae Graves, traveled through the West, documenting with their cameras and selling prints and postcards.  “Traveling often by Model T, but sometimes on horseback or on foot, and accompanied only by the cameras they carried and the guns that kept them safe, they made friends with the last of the burro driving…

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Grace Chon’s Work in the Harvard Business Review

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Cross-posted from aPhotoEditor.  [by Heidi Volpe]  Grace Chon is a photographer who specializes in animals – dogs particularly – and understands social media very well, as evidenced by her fabulous success on several projects, one of whom led to an assignment for the Harvard Business Review. The Daily Edit – Harvard Business Review: Grace Chon  

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