A Good Resource For Finding Women Photographers

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You probably know how much Photo Editors like their photographer lists and really any edited group of photographers is handy when looking for people to hire or looking for new people to add to your personal list.

I think this Women in Photography website (here) will become a very strong group from which to find talented photographers to hire. I like that it has a very specific point of view as defined by the co-curators amy elkins and cara phillips.

I mentioned to someone the other day that there are many resources that serve as lists of photographers for the creative community that you can buy into. But, if you don’t agree with the list of people you’re buying into, why not just go make your own. If it’s useful and the creative community knows about it, we will use it. The Women In Photography website is a good example of this.

The Women In Photography Website

The Women In Photography Website

There Are 12 Comments On This Article.

  1. I’m a regular reader of this blog and I enjoy it a great deal- but I’m particularly happy to see this post. While I’d rather be considered a photographer as opposed to a “female photographer,” there’s still an air of “boys’ club” about the profession. Groups like this one and Women Photojournalists of Washington (http://wpow.wordpress.com) of which I am a member, serve the community by bringing together extraordinary talent in a supportive and empowering environment.

  2. I used to think “photographer” until I was the only male in the entire art department at a magazine and I was asked several times “nice photographer list, but where are the women?” and realized I needed to make sure I was including female photographers.

  3. This post really just highlights a generational gap thing for me.

    I you float around the blogs of the current young “on-the-move” shooters I’d say the blog rolls are pretty evenly divided.

    Hell, ask the average person to name one famous photographer and I bet more then half of the responses go something like this: Anni Lebowitz.

  4. SO glad to see Cara getting the kudos she deserves. She is a smart, amazing lady and I’m sure this APE post will drive even more people to her sites. Go Cara!

  5. As a photographer, a woman, and a Director on the Board of Professional Women Photographers, I thank you for drawing attention to organizations like this. There are only a handful of women photog orgs out there and they do provide an amazing initiative for women to communicate, share ideas, and find inspiration from one another. AND… not to mention- provide a gateway for those interested in locating talented female artists for assignments too!

    Your blog comes with internet *kismet* timing as Professional Women Photographers’ website is poised to launch its all new PWP Member Portfolio Profiles and advanced Search in the coming months! This will be coupled with our new redesign of the website! It will be a robust photographer searching tool. The current directory of women photographers is 250 members strong, so have a look!

    At our very core is the promotion photographers helping photographers so I encourage everyone to attend our monthly lectures given by other successful women photographers, our many workshops and exhibitions as well.

    Thanks again for turning the spotlight onto this under served faction of the photography world! Here is our website for all who are interested.
    http://www.pwponline.org

    Jackie Neale Chadwick
    Professional Women Photographers, Board of Directors, Communications
    APA – EP – Member

  6. are women still considered an endangered species or an protectable minority? while i totally support the ideas of community, specific point of view, edited group of photographers etc, i think its pretty lame to just hang this by a gender label.
    someone knows a group for “natural blonde photographers”?

  7. @9 That is what I meant to say.

    Is there even an organization for “Male Photographers”? While I understand there is no need, I believe the same is true for the other gender.

    Take males in nursing for example. While female nurses are in the majority, male nurses are increasing all the time. I don’t even notice male vs. nurses when I am forced to be in a medical setting, but my parents do, and my grandparents really do.

  8. Thanks Rob,

    We really appreciate the support. Amy & I strive to showcase great work, and we are so happy you enjoy the site.

    Best,
    Cara

  9. Until my work was exhibited on Women in Photography, I didn’t consider whether or not there was anything about my point of view that made my photographs of race track life different from what has been done by male photographers. It didn’t occur to me until then that, at least as far as I know, no other woman photographer has explored the world of the track — a world which has been and continues to be mostly — but not exclusively — inhabited by men. I realized something so transparent I hadn’t noticed it — that my relationships with the people (and even animals) I photograph cannot help but be affected by the physicality of who I am — a woman of a certain age and so forth. Portrait photography is, after all, about relationships. So for me, having my photographs on WIP has been (besides a great opportunity for which I’m most grateful) interesting in that it has led me to question whether or not there is anything “feminine” (in the Jungian sense) about my images, and if so, what?