Tamara Merino
Tamara Merino
Camilla Ferrari
Nelly Ating
Nyimas Laula

Featuring: Nelly Ating, Yen Duong, Camilla Ferrari, Nyimas Laula, Stephanie Mei-Ling, Tamara Merino, Laurence Philomène

In mid-March, when it became evident many photographers were losing work and income due to the pandemic, Charlotte Schmitz (Berlin) and Hannah Yoon (Philadelphia), created The Journal from within the Women Photograph community. The project expanded to include over 400 women* photographers from around the world, documenting their experience of the pandemic, and creating a global community.

The participants were organized into 45 groups, taking turns posting their work on Instagram, and exploring new ways to tell stories on social media. Each week, guest curators posted images surrounding themes such as time, self-portrait, nature, or injustice.

The participants have turned their cameras on themselves, their families, intimate moments, and private spaces. For many of the artists, this is a new way to make pictures, and it represents a more nuanced approach to covering the pandemic.

*We believe that gender is a spectrum. Women Photograph is inclusive of a plurality of femme voices including trans, queer, and non-binary people.


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    Women Photograph

    Women Photograph is a nonprofit that launched in 2017 to elevate the voices of women and nonbinary visual journalists. The private database includes more than 1,400 independent documentary photographers based in 125+ countries and is available privately to any commissioning editor or organization. Women Photograph also operates an annual series of project grants, a year-long mentorship program, an annual skills-building workshop, and collects data on hiring and publishing statistics in the visual media industry. Our mission is to shift the makeup of the photojournalism community and ensure that our industry’s chief storytellers are as diverse as the communities they hope to represent.

The Journal: Women Photographers Respond to COVID-19

 archive : 2020

Featuring: Various Artists

Curated by: Sara Ickow

Presented by: Women Photograph
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  • Photoville


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