Eva Woolridge

Eva Woolridge

Eva Woolridge (she/her), is an award-winning Queer, Black & Chinese portrait photographer, director, public speaker, and social activist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her photo series explores the sexual, spiritual, and emotional nature of femininity. In her work, she transcends surface-level labels of people of color by conveying strength, perseverance, vulnerability, and vitality using strong lighting and composition.

Woolridge is a recipient of the 2019 Leica Women Foto Project award for her series Size of a Grapefruit, and her work has been featured in publications such as Rolling Stone, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Harper’s Bazaar, and has been exhibited in Seattle, Boston, D.C., NYC, and Berlin, Germany. She speaks nationally about photography and its relationship to identity, including a Tedx Talk, the Schomburg Research Center in Harlem NYC, The Scope Art Art, and as a keynote for the University of Maryland, College Park. Woolridge sat on the 2020 Diversity Advisory Council for Fuji Cameras of North America.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Eva Woolridge

Leica Women Foto Project

Brooklyn Bridge Park – New Dock Street
 archive : 2020

Explore works by the 2019 recipients of the inaugural Leica Women Foto Project award. The exhibiting artists are Debi Cornwall, Yana Paskova, and Eva Woolridge, whose work highlight today’s social and political climate observed through the female perspective.

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Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Eva Woolridge

Jun 32023

The Social Ethics of Photography

This June join renowned photographer & activist Eva Woolridge at Photoville to explore the necessity of accountability and its regard to dismantling exploitative photography. Broaden your understanding on identity and how it affects our ability to capture other cultures and movements authentically.

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Oct 82021

Disruptive Creativity Talk (ENCORE RECORDING)

Discover how to use photography as a form of self-care and embrace the challenges encountered as opportunities

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Sep 192020

Diversity in Visual Storytelling

Explore the unique visual dialogues of our esteemed Leica Women Foto Project 2019 awardees, Debi Cornwall, Yana Paskova and Eva Woolridge, in a multi-dimensional conversation covering topics from gender parity in visual storytelling to the value of a personal project.

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