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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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9 Ways Freelance Women Can Help Each Other Get Ahead

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This Women’s History Month, let’s foster power, purpose, and community. Cross-posted from Freelancers Union [by Ariane Hunter] Patriarchal systems would have us think that women are competitive, jealous of each other, and gossipy. That we don’t want to see each other win. On International Women’s Day this past Friday, I shared a post on my Instagram; a story of the first examples of women’s leadership within the household I grew up in. I shared how…

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International Women’s Day 2019: Inspiring Female Photographers from Around the World

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Cross-posted from LensCulture To celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day, we put together a list of 16 female photographers whose drive and dedication to their work not only inspires us today, but all year round. These photographers passionately work across different genres the world over, some creating projects that directly address misogyny and oppression, and others dedicating their craft to darkroom experimentation that taps into entirely different dimensions. We’ve had the pleasure of interviewing a…

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Twelve Female Wedding Photographers You Should Be Following on Instagram but Probably Aren’t

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Cross-posted from Fstoppers [by Jason Vinson] In the photo industry, women don’t always get the credit they deserve. So here are 12 amazing female wedding photographers that you should be following, but probably aren’t. When first starting to gather names for this list, I set aside a handful of qualifications. The first being that they had to be a female photographer that specializes in weddings. From there, they had to have less than 10,000 followers on…

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Annie Leibovitz Revisits Her Early Years

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Editor’s Note: Annie Leibovitz is an ASMP Professional Member. Cross-posted from The New York Times [by Robin Pogrebin] When Annie Leibovitz was starting out as a photographer in San Francisco, she would toss her camera equipment into the back of her ’63 Porsche Cabriolet convertible and tear off to Los Angeles on Highway 5. “You used to be able to go 80, 90, 100 miles per hour — it was a straightaway,” Ms. Leibovitz recalled in…

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