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Women’s Work: Dramatic Portraits of Women Who Do ‘Men’s’ Jobs

Photographer and father of two Chris Crisman wants his children—the 4-year-old boy and the 2-year-old girl—to know that they can do become anything they want... without caveats. His series Women's Work drives home this point with dramatic portraits of women who do what are traditionally considered "men's" jobs.

Where are All the Female Street Photographers?

There has been a lot of talk about diversity in street photography and, in particular, the lack of visibility for female street photographers in a genre that is populated mostly by men.

Why Do We Struggle to Respect Women in the Arts?

We all have heard about cases of sexual harassment or simply disrespectful attitutes towards females in workplaces, which sometimes get buried under the never ending mazes of bureaucracy, some other times they lead to job losses, penalties, warnings, sometimes plain ignorance.

Dear Men: Stop Disrespecting Women Photographers in the Field

Before last week, I hadn’t talked about this outside of my circle of close friends, but I can no longer afford to keep it quiet. As a woman shooting assignments around male photographers on a daily basis, I commonly feel the need to act with bravado in order to prove myself worthy around other -- primarily older, primarily male -- photographers.

On Being a Female Street Photographer

“Being a man [street photographer] is way harder. People will think that you are a creep if you take photos of children and women.” – reader comment on my last article on public privacy

Regular Guys Get Photoshopped Like Famous Photoshop Fails

A couple of months ago, BuzzFeed's "Try Guys" released a video in which they got Photoshopped to look like ideal men's body types as seen in movie posters and magazine covers. But today, they kick it up a notch: they're being Photoshopped not like men... but like women.

23 Portraits of Women Who Live in North Korea

For over two years now, Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc has been traveling around the world with a camera in hand and shooting portraits of women in their environment for a project titled "The Atlas of Beauty," which we featured back in February.

The latest country Noroc traveled to in her journey was the hermit kingdom of North Korea.

Gender-Based Photography Groups… Why Do They Still Exist?

The first one I ever saw was "Chicks Who Click." It was years ago and the photography industry was predominantly male. I didn't think too much of it, but wondered (aloud at times) the wisdom of not only creating a gender based photography group, but giving it a cutesy name like "Chicks Who Click."

By naming it that, I felt they had downplayed the seriousness and professionalism of their chosen profession. They seemed to have devalued themselves from "professional photographers" to, well... "Chicks Who Click."

Indian Project Trains Muslim Women to be Photographers, Defies Fatwa

An educational project in India is encouraging Muslim women to take up photography, in defiance of a controversial fatwa issued earlier this year that said the practice was "unIslamic."

Woman's advocacy group Aawaaz-e-Niswaan -- which is based in the Mumbai suburb of Kurla -- has trained more than a dozen women in photography skills, going against of regional customs and, now, this particular fatwa.

Zero Gravity Nikolay

Surreal Photos of Women Floating in Zero Gravity by Nikolay Tikhomirov

Moscow-based photographer Nikolay Tikhomirov describes the photographs he's taken as "art inside me" -- and that's just what they are, art.

One of his collections, dubbed 'Zero Gravity' is series of images featuring women in Earthly environments floating as if they've escaped the confines of our planet's gravity. Some appear to be well aware of their surroundings, whilst others are seemingly in the midst of a slumber, oblivious to their dream-like condition.

Four Generations of Women Captured in a Single Family Portrait

A trendy project in the photo world these days is collecting portraits of people of different ages. Photographers have photographed people of ages 0 through 100 based on location and gender, and some are doing the same project with short video portraits.

Seattle, Washington-based portrait photographer Chamonix Thurston-Rattue recently decided to start her own age collection project titled "100 Years of Beauty." Her goal is to create a portrait of a woman for each age between 0 and 100.

IKEA Catalog Photoshop Controversy Spawns New Internet Photo Meme

IKEA received a lot of bad press around the world earlier this week after it came to light that the company had Photoshopped women out of its Saudia Arabian catalog. The company has since apologized, but the Internet isn't planning to let the story die down without poking some fun at IKEA's expense.

Photos of Women Holding Vegetables as Weapons

Yep, you read that title correctly. Vegetable Weapons is a photo project by Japanese photographer Tsuyoshi Ozawa. Since 2001, Ozawa has been traveling to various countries around the world, photographing young women holding make-believe firearms constructed using vegetables and other foods.

Infographic: How Women Feel About Being in Photos

Photo printing company PhotoBox recently conducted a survey of 1,000 women aged 18-65 to find out how they feel about being in photographs. An interesting finding was that the women generally cared much more about how other women view the images than how men view them. Only 10% of women care about what men think of their photogenic-ness. Of the other 9 in 10 women, it's the 36-45 demographic that cares the most about being judged by other women.