Women Photograph

Women Photograph

Women Photograph is a non-profit that launched in 2017 to elevate the voices of women and nonbinary visual journalists. The private database includes more than 1,300 independent documentary photographers based in 115 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 within the industry. Those numbers continue to affirm that only about 15-20 percent of visibly working news photographers are women, even though women make up roughly 75 percent of photography and photojournalism students globally. 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.

Archive Exhibitions Supported by Women Photograph

A Women Photograph Grantee Retrospective

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1
 archive : 2022

Presented by Women Photograph and Photoville

A retrospective of the work of 19 Women Photograph grantees from our first five years of supporting photographers in the continuation of their long-term projects.


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The Journal: Women Photographers Respond to COVID-19

Brooklyn Bridge Park – New Dock Street
 archive : 2020

The Journal is a collective, global project begun in March by more than 400 Women Photograph members in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting lockdowns and quarantines.

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We, Women

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 2
 archive : 2020

A preview of the traveling nationwide exhibit coming in 2021, We, Women presents the first cohort of women and non-binary artists examining critical issues across the U.S. through photo-based, community engagement projects that resist and interrogate social and political landscapes, while promoting empathy and unity.

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Women & The American West

Annenberg Space for Photography
 archive : Photoville LA

A collection of images by Women Photograph members that shows the importance of women as champions and storytellers in the American west—a space where they are often excluded or forced into the background.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

Who has the right to tell a story? Are there limitations on objectivity as an insider, or sensitivity as an outsider? Presented as two parallel exhibitions, “Insider/Outsider” seeks to start a conversation about how photographers tell stories, how they define their own relationships to the people and issues they cover, and how their lives impact the stories they tell.

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Archive Sessions and Events Supported by Women Photograph

Sep 222019

Working Together

What does it mean to enter into collaboration in the photographic process? Join us to hear five women talk about their projects and practices that are rooted in working with others.

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Sep 222018

Women Photograph Workshop @ Photoville

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Sep 232017

Women Photograph + ONA Workshop

This inaugural one-day workshop for female and non-binary photographers by the new Women Photograph initiative will involve skills-building talks on a wide array of issues ranging from the importance of registering your copyright to hands-on technical demonstrations on lighting. Experts will also be on hand for one-on-one sessions on book editing, grant proposal writing, portfolio reviews, and more.

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