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Women on the Move

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With National Geographic photo editor Jennifer Samuel as moderator, eight women photographers from The Everyday Projects discuss their group project published in National Geographic Magazine about the impact of migration on women worldwide. In a dynamic discussion, Amrita Chandradas, Danielle Villasana, Ksenia Kuleshova, Miora Rajaonary, Mridula Amin, Nichole Sobecki, Saiyna Bashir, and Thana Faroq touch on themes such as working in collaboration, photographing your own community, and uncovering the nuance of issues often stereotyped in the media. From Singapore and Honduras to South Africa and Yemen, our stories spanning nearly 15 communities around the globe show the massive scope of how social, economic, political, and climate issues among many others are pushing and pulling women from their homes.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/article/meet-some-of-the-millions-of-women-who-migrated-recently-risking-everything-feature

Eight women photographers from The Everyday Projects discuss their group project published in National Geographic about the impact of migration on women worldwide, touching on themes such as working in collaboration, photographing your own community, and uncovering the nuance of issues often stereotyped in the media.

Saturday September 25

10:00AM EST

Online Event

PRESENTED BY

Our Online Sessions are proudly supported by our partner PhotoWings.

Presenter Bios

Amrita ChandradasAmrita Chandradas is a Singaporean documentary photographer based in Southeast Asia whose work primarily focuses on identity, environment, human rights, and social issues.

Danielle VillasanaDanielle Villasana is an independent photojournalist whose documentary work explores human rights, gender, displacement, and health worldwide with a focus on Latin America.

Ksenia KuleshovaKsenia Kuleshova is a documentary photographer based in Germany, Belgium, and her native Russia where she’s currently working on a long-term project about the LGBTQ+ community.

Miora RajaonaryMiora Rajaonary is a documentary photographer born and raised in Madagascar whose work focuses on identity and social issues in contemporary Africa.

Mridula AminMridula Amin is a Dhaka-born Australian photojournalist based in Sydney whose work focuses on exploring identity, migration, and social justice in the Asia-Pacific region.

Nichole SobeckiNichole Sobecki is a photographer focusing on humanity’s connection to the natural world. Born in New York, she has lived in Nairobi for the past eight years.

Saiyna BashirSaiyna Bashir is a Pakistani photojournalist currently based in Islamabad. The overarching themes of most of her long-term projects and publications include ethnic violence, healthcare, migration, climate change, and women from vulnerable communities.

Thana Faroq

Thana Faroq is a Yemeni photographer and educator based in the Netherlands. Her work mirrors her life and provides a visual echo of her voice as she negotiates themes of memory, boundaries, and trauma.

Jennifer Pritheeva SamuelJennifer Pritheeva Samuel is a photo editor at National Geographic, where she commissions and produces stories for the History and Culture desk. She edited many of the stories in the magazine’s 2019-2020 series highlighting women and the 2018 series on race and diversity. In 2019, Samuel received second place as POYI’s magazine media visual editor of the year. Prior to joining National Geographic, she oversaw public programming for Photoville and managed Anastasia Photo gallery and Hank Willis Thomas’ studio. She was a co-founder and curator of the Brooklyn Photo Salon.

After studying anthropology and photography at New York University, Jennifer was a Peace Corps volunteer on the Caribbean island of Dominica. She received her Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs, with a focus on economic development and media. Brooklyn, NY will always be home but Jennifer currently resides in Washington, D.C.

Presenting Organization

The Everyday Projects uses photography to challenge stereotypes that distort our understanding of the world. We are creating new generations of storytellers and audiences that recognize the need for multiple perspectives in portraying the cultures that define us.

We are a global community of visual storytellers — documentary photographers, journalists, artists, and more — all committed to using imagery to combat harmful misperceptions and to rise above persistent inequality. As a nonprofit, we work to provide opportunities for our global community and to provide structure, support, and direction for the diverse and worldwide range of Everyday photography groups.

From Latin America to Asia, Russia to the Middle East, Mumbai to the Bronx, the collective audience of The Everyday Projects is well over 1 million.

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