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Ballerinas embody grace, strength, and dedication—all characteristics photographer Lucy Gray saw in her working mother of five. But before Gray met prima ballerina Katita Waldo, she had yet to find the perfect representation of a woman striving to “have it all."  Her new book Balancing Acts: Three Prima Ballerinas Becoming Mothers is the documentation of 15 years spent with three mothers at the height of their mentally and physically demanding careers. Read More
When Atlanta based photographer Kate T. Parker started taking pictures of her daughters, her intention was—as with any parent with a camera—to preserve memories. But after looking at the powerful images, she realized they had the potential to empower little females everywhere. “Strong is the new pretty” is now a project three years in the making that encourages young girls to rebel against societal stereotypes. Read More
  Easter is almost here and we will (obviously) be spending the day deciding what to wear on our heads for all the parades, egg-hunts, and brunches. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Easter Celebration, San Francisco's destination of choice when it comes to hunting for eggs and dressing in drag, is inspiring major bonnet envy. If festive hats aren’t your thing, they’ve also got Hunky Jesus and Foxy Mary contests and a roller derby. These queer nuns are on a mission to lift spirits, support social causes, and be completely fabulous—and we’re obsessed. Read More
In her new book “I Heart Girl,” New York photographer Jessica Yatrofsky presents bodies we aren’t used to seeing in the media to challenge the social constructs of beauty and gender identity. The collection, which was released May 12th from powerHouse Books, follows her 2011 hit “I Heart Boy,” which similarly explores masculinity in the male body. By working with mostly (or completely) naked subjects, Yatrofsky shows us the vulnerability of the human form, and illuminates our cultural concepts and predisposed definitions of femininity and perfection. Read More
While capturing the true beauty of brown skin eluded photographers for nearly a century—it wasn't until the 1970s and '80s that film was reformulated so that its emulsions were sensitive to the nuances of non-white complexions—whoever snapped the photos of these women of color during the 1800s were doing something right. Read More