I spend a large portion of my time reading and writing. Most everyday I’m researching and formulating ideas. This all stems from my curiosity and overactive mind. What’s it all mean?
So I recently started writing about women in photography for this issue after realizing how little has been written about women photographers in most books on photography. And I have quite a few!
Then, out of the blue, a man on Instagram sent me a message asking who is my favorite woman photographer? Talk about synchronicity!
My response was not exactly what he was hoping for. I don’t think that the question is relevant anymore. And if I was to choose one it would be a woman photographer that most people don’t know about. There are so many in this category that deserve to be better known.
So this issue is about women in photography and my thoughts on why I no longer feel that it’s necessary or appropriate to use it as a category.
And I’ve added brief info about a few women photographers that I think are very interesting, mostly under appreciated and whose photos even look like they could’ve been taken by men if you hadn’t known otherwise.
If there is something that really separates the sexes in photography, I haven’t yet found it unless we get into the thorny topic of the male gaze, which I’m not discussing here.
Thank you for following me on this journey of discovering the meaning of photography and it’s influence on us both as viewers and shooters. I always look forward to your comments and dialogue.
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