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Interview With Swiss Photographer Anne Closuit Eisenhart

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Cross-posted from 121 Clicks Anne Closuit Eisenhart is a Fine Art Photographer from Switzerland. In her words “My images are essentially still-life and landscapes, yet I would say my photography is emotional. I pick simple objects present in my house and make them talk to each other, creating tension or harmony. It works the same way with landscapes. They are usually familiar places, previously charged with emotion. I wander and suddenly something calls me, something…

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‘Russian Vivian Maier’ Discovered After 30,000 Photos Found in Attic

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Cross-posted from PetaPixel [by Amos Chapple] She was Leningrad’s lost photographer. Russian photographer Masha Ivashintsova (1942-2000) photographed constantly but never showed her work to anyone. In late 2017, a relative stumbled on boxes of negatives and undeveloped film gathering dust in an attic. Published here, some for the first time, are some of the 30,000 images from the remarkable discovery. Masha Ivashintsova was born into an aristocratic family whose assets, including a luxurious apartment in…

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Marie Curie the Only Woman in This Viral Photo of 29 Geniuses

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This iconic photo has gone viral. Women’s history month is a good time to acknowledge that Marie Curie is the only woman in this picture of 29 geniuses. Cross-posted from the quint [by Chanpreet Kaur] In 1927, 29 scientists, including Marie Curie, Einstein, Schrodinger, Heisenberg and Planck attended the Fifth Solvay Institut International de Physique in Brussels to discuss the newly formed quantum theory. Seventeen of them were already, or went on to become, Nobel…

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How the Photographers Behind the Women’s March Are Capturing and Archiving History

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Deborah Block recently spoke with Sarah Matheson, a documentary photographer and digital asset management strategist for Women’s March Chicago. Cross-posted from Business Insider “To learn from history, you must learn from the photos,” said Sarah Matheson, a documentary photographer and volunteer digital asset management strategist for Women’s March Chicago. Today, the organization is determined to raise voices for marginalized women across the city. It’s Matheson’s job to not only photograph and document every moment, but…

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World Press Nominee Anna Boyiazis’ Finding Freedom In Water Series

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Editor’s note: As March 8th is International Women’s Day, this post recognizes the incredible gift that talented female photographers like ASMP Member Anna Boyiazis – nominated in this year’s People category of the World Press Photo Award – bring to the world as they capture the incredible courage and fortitude of women and girls in images around the world every minute of every day. Cross-posted from wepresent.wetransfer.com When you are surrounded by water all your…

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Striking Photography From Women Around the Globe

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Female photographers are, above all, photographers, but their work, and their access to their subjects, can bear a distinctive mark. Cross-posted from Bloomberg News Women are sorely underrepresented in the ranks of the world’s professional news photographers. In 2017, a fraction of the photographs printed on the front pages of some of the world’s biggest newspapers were taken by women, according to a tally by the organization Women Photograph. Men made up nearly 85 percent…

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Inclusion Rider This: Magazine Cover Photographers by Gender

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Cross-posted from PhotoShelter Blog [by Allen Murabayashi] Women Photograph, the initiative to “elevate the voice of female photojournalists,” has been tracking the lead photo bylines for 8 top newspapers around the world. Here are the results for 2017: Given that each newspaper uses a combination of wire and staff photography to produce their front page, there is no single explanation for the results. Women are underrepresented in the industry in general, so it’s not surprising…

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This L.A. Photographer Captures the Female Form in Stunning and Intimate Ways

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Lani Trock creates artful images with foraged florals. Cross-posted from Los Angeles Magazine [by Andrea Alonso] Scrolling through Lani Trock’s work could be considered a form of meditation. The L.A.-based artist and photographer’s imagery is rooted in nature, exploring the relationship we have with our natural surroundings and the physical spaces we create for ourselves. From her studio in Mount Washington, Trock has produced a diverse portfolio of work, from immersive installations with floating gardens…

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What It’s Really Like To Be A Woman Photographer On The Red Carpet

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Cross-posted from Refinery29 [by Anne Cohen] Look closely at the photo, and you might notice a trend. That’s right — just like the upper echelons of Hollywood, red carpet photography is still a relatively male-dominated space. It’s ironic that just as women are fighting to be heard on the issues that matter while walking the red carpet, those behind the cameras are facing some of the very same issues. When Chelsea Lauren first started as…

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