15 FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHERS THAT ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN 2019
The 20th century was commemorated by the stereotype that photography is a man’s world, and until very recently it was real. For instance, even in 2015, the World Press Photo and the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism published a study, The State of News Photography, in which they found out that professional news photography is dominated by men. Of the 1,556 respondents, turns out that 85% were male.
However, in the last few years the situation has changed. In 2016 the UK government published a report on creative industries, which pointed out that there are 39.9% of women employed for video and photography positions. A year later, documentary photographer Daniella Zalcman launched a Women Photograph initiative to elevate the voices of women. Meanwhile, Rebecca Douglas wrote a viral letter to Nikon and expressed her disappointment, as the launch of the D850 was road tested by 32 professionals not including any women.
In honour of International Women’s Day, we shed light on professionals that have made their mark in this creative industry.
Maryam Firuzi is a multimedia artist from Iran, who challenges the art form itself. She has degrees in Persian Calligraphy, Soft Engineering, Cinema and Film Studies, and can boast a dozen of awards in Photography and Filmmaking.