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      Lately, our great nation has had some up and downs with feminism. We’ve seen blows to abortion rights, birth control access and equal pay, and the recoil of protections against domestic violence. In 2012, Liora K decided to do something about it. She reached for her camera. She wanted something that could be shared quickly, something that was easy to understand.   Liora’s work stems from a belief in intersectional feminism, and seeks to highlight women from a variety of backgrounds, races, and sizes. “Women are varied and diverse. Read More
Retro pin-ups can be cute or sexy, classy or silly. However, one thing they’re usually not is scary. But with artist Eva Stenram’s alterations, you might not ever be able to look at pin-up photos the same way again. In Stenram’s series “Parts,” she edits photos by leaving the whole background, but removing every part of the featured woman from the scene—except one leg.  Stenram explains her intent in her artist’s statement: "The leg becomes a kind of prop or decoration within the interior…. Read More
Amy Herrmann, an Australian photographer, is trying to photograph 100 women for her “Underneath, We Are… Women,” series. And, she plans on photographing them in nothing but their knickers. Herrmann’s project was created to photograph a diverse group of women from all walks of life: skinny, fat, short, tall, mothers, trans, tattooed, scarred, young, old. The end goal is to “[showcase] the amazing diversity that is the female form. Read More
Like any talented photographer, the late Mary Ellen Mark’s photos leave us wanting to know more about her unexpected subjects. Luckily, NPR’s Chris Benderev tracked down the child who was featured in one of Mark’s most memorable shots entitled, “Amanda and her Cousin Amy,” and here’s what we learned: The nine-year-old girl seen smoking a cigarette in the photo (shown above) is now known as Amanda Marie Ellison. She is 34 years old, lives in Lenoir, NC, and she says of the photo shoot, “Never forgotten it. Never in my life have I forgotten it. Read More
Roughly 60 million Americans suffer from insomnia, and one artist uses hers to fuel her creativity. Photographer Jenna Martin’s work is dramatic and dreamy: “Reality and the dream world become switched in a way,” Martin tells The Huffington Post. “Reality is very hazy and hard to remember, and any sleep I do get has dreams that are incredibly vivid.” In her photo series “To Dream a Dream,” these vivid images come to life. Though insomnia energizes Martin’s photography, it is a constant challenge in her life. Read More
We know Monday mornings can be rough, so here’s a way to ease into the week. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sheep view.    Photographers Ding Ren and Mike Karabinos started this project because 2015 is the year of the sheep and just because they “enjoy the ‘sheep view’ when riding trains in the Netherlands. Read More
Our society's one-dimensional idea of what it means to be a feminist can be so aggravating. It can be so unbelievably frustrating when such a crucial part of your identity is constantly misunderstood. Photographer Erin Lefevre wanted to change the conversation with her new series: This is what feminism looks like. Lefevre's series is inspired by her own feelings on feminism and her desire for greater representation of diverse feminists. Read More
Photographer Jo Farrell spent nine years working on her latest project: Documenting the last Chinese women with bound feet. The results are remarkable. Farrell says she wants the message of her project to be one of survival: “In Chinese society, it was the only way forward for women. They did it because they thought it would give them a better future, a better life.” (Often, working class girls would have their feet bound in the hopes of marrying into wealthier families.) If nothing else, these images are testaments to the strength and tenacity of these women. Read More
When celebrated artist Frida Kahlo died in 1954, her husband Diego Rivera locked her clothing in a room that he ordered not be opened until 15 years after his death. True to Rivera's wishes, photographer Isiuchi Miyako only gained access to Kahlo's belongings in 2004, and took these amazing pictures.  There's something especially powerful about this look at Kahlo's most intimate possessions: It could be the fact that it reminds us the artist was a human, not just a legend. Read More
When someone says, "I have a special gift for making people feel comfortable in front of my camera," you're inclined to disbelieve them. We've all taken awkward school photos and family portraits. But when Sarah Deragon says it, it's 100% true.  Deragon is the mastermind behind The Identity Project, a black-and-white photo series that documents individuals within the LGBTQ community. "Since we are constantly bombarded with online images these days, I'm so happy that the project has continued to stand out and build momentum vs. Read More
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