First, let me apologize for preaching to the choir. Everyone I know on Tumblr has been super cool and one of the reasons I love Tumblr is there is a lot of built-in equity.

Selektor Magazine just posted the first 100 photographers that they have featured. It really bummed me out to see only 8 or so women on there. Everyone can have their personal taste and I don’t mean any neg to Loic or the magazine, but there is still systematic sexism at work in the photo world. Men still get more gallery shows/features because they get more press for it and then they get more press because they get more gallery shows/features, etc etc. I’ve been slowly making wikipedia pages for notable woman photographers and it has been really eye-opening on what wikipedia considers credible resources and how few are available online for undeniably notable women. 

I’ve seen great strides in equity for women and people with diverse backgrounds in publications like VICE and most places on Tumblr. With power shifting out from the typical places there has been so much cool stuff happening- tons of amazing self published books, pop-up galleries, collectives, and more. I love Tumblr because people can use it to express themselves in whatever manner they choose and it is easy to find true friends and inspiration here.

I quickly made a list of awesome women photographers on tumblr if you are looking for some fine people to follow. (And sorry if I missed someone I love in my haste to make a list.) And feel free to message me with people you think I’d love!

Michelle K Anderson http://michelleka.tumblr.com/

Courtney Asztalos http://courtneyasztalos.tumblr.com/

Vivien Ayroles http://blog.vivienayroles.fr/

Sophie Barbasch http://sophiebarbasch.tumblr.com/

Kendrick Brinson http://kendrickbrinson.tumblr.com/

Hannah Burton http://hannahburtonphotography.tumblr.com/

Jessica Dean Camp http://jessicadeancamp.tumblr.com/

Marisha Camp http://marishacamp.tumblr.com/

Sam Cannon http://samcannon.tumblr.com/

Lindsay D’Addato http://lindsaydaddato.tumblr.com/

Rebecca Drolen http://rebeccadrolen.tumblr.com/

Jessica Eaton http://jessicaeaton.tumblr.com/

Jen Ervin http://jenervinblog.tumblr.com/

Lynley Faith http://lynleyfaith.tumblr.com/

Sarah Amy Fishlock http://sarahamyfishlock.tumblr.com/

Vivian Fu http://vivian-fu.tumblr.com/

Lydia Garnett http://lydiagarnett.tumblr.com/

Marisa Gertz http://marisagertz.tumblr.com/

Lisa Gidley http://lisagidley.tumblr.com/

Michelle Groskopf  http://dailystreet.tumblr.com/

Alexis Gross http://alexisgrossphotography.tumblr.com/

Marcie Hancock http://marciehancock.tumblr.com/

Becky Harlan http://beckyharlan.tumblr.com/

Molly Hayes http://mollyhayes.tumblr.com/

Cynthia Henebry http://marciehancock.tumblr.com/

Hobbes http://hhobbess.tumblr.com/

Jenny Hueston http://jennyhueston.tumblr.com/

Elizabeth Huey http://elizabeth-huey.tumblr.com/

Janna Ireland http://blog.jannaireland.com

Marta Iwanek http://martaiwanek.tumblr.com/

Julie Renee Jones http://juliereneejones.tumblr.com/

Megan King http://megangking.tumblr.com/

Cait Kovac http://caitkovac.tumblr.com/

Stacy Kranitz http://stacykranitz.tumblr.com/

Allyson Lamb http://allysonannelamb.tumblr.com/

Lodoe Laura http://lodoelaura.tumblr.com/

Kate Levy http://katelevyphotography.tumblr.com/

Morgan Rachel Levy http://morganrlevy.tumblr.com/

Amy Lombard http://amylombard.tumblr.com/

Yael Malka http://yaelmalka.tumblr.com/

Colleen Mann http://colleenmann.tumblr.com/

Maidje Marilyn http://www.maidjemarilyn.com/

Alex Matzke http://alexmatzke.tumblr.com/

Brittany Marcoux http://brittanymarcoux.tumblr.com/

Molly Matalon http://mollymatalon.tumblr.com/

Noelle McCleaf http://noellemccleaf.tumblr.com/

Ruth McMilan http://www.ruthmcm.com/

Lindsay Metivier http://lindsaymetivier.tumblr.com/

Elaine Catherine Miller http://ecmiller.tumblr.com/

Sarah Katherine Moore http://sarahkatherinemoore.tumblr.com/

Andrea Morales http://andreamoralesphoto.tumblr.com/

Eva O’Leary http://evaoleary.tumblr.com/

Cait Oppermann http://caitoppermann.tumblr.com/

Elle Perez http://elleperez.tumblr.com/

Helena Price http://blog.helenaprice.com/

Missy Prince http://seaofempties.tumblr.com/

Laurel Ptak http://laurelptak.com/

Lyndsey Putt http://lyndseyputt.tumblr.com/

Lola Quivororon http://lolalolaquivoron.tumblr.com/

Tamara Reynolds http://tamarareynoldsphotography.tumblr.com/

Clementine Schneidermann http://clementineschneider.tumblr.com/

Robin Schwartz http://robinschwartz.tumblr.com/

Maggie Shannon http://maggieshannon.tumblr.com/

Ginevra Shay http://ginevrashay.tumblr.com/

Erin Shipley http://etshipley.tumblr.com

Annie Sollinger http://bunnybunnyrabbit.tumblr.com/

Melissa Stallard http://melissastallard.tumblr.com/

Jamie Steele http://jamiesteele.tumblr.com/

Samantha Sutcliffe http://samanthasutcliffe.tumblr.com/

Shannon Taggart http://shannon-taggart.tumblr.com/

Yvonne Todd http://yvonnetodd.tumblr.com/

Lauren Wansker http://laurenwansker.tumblr.com/

LIndley Warren http://lindleywarren.tumblr.com/

Elizabeth Weinberg http://scrapbook.elizabethweinberg.com/

Sara J Winston http://jwwwinston.tumblr.com/

Tara Wray http://tarawray.tumblr.com/

Jaclyn Wright http://jaclynrwright.tumblr.com/

Jessica Xie http://jessicaxiephoto.tumblr.com/

And check out Accent Magazine http://blog.accent-magazine.com/  and Las Brujas de Plata http://lasbrujasdeplata.tumblr.com/.

the problem here is making a list to begin with.

just wanted to add some ladies

Caroline Tompkins http://carolinetompkins.tumblr.com/

Kelly Surdo http://lly-k.tumblr.com/

Eleanor Bleier http://kebleier.tumblr.com/

Morgan Maher http://mmaher95.tumblr.com/

Amy Harrity http://amyharrity.tumblr.com/

Heather Sten http://heathersten.tumblr.com/

Stephanie Gonot http://stephaniegonot.tumblr.com/

it is incredibly important when talking about these issues to demand representation and success of queer / trans / nb women and women of color. elle and vivian are of course doing a great job of this over at lasbrujasdeplata​. thecoalitionmag and shademag are also doing important work

heres some more of my fav ppl not already mentioned - 

roxana azar / roxanaazar

jasmyne johnson / photocatsmyne

danielle de leon / danielledeleon

noorann matties / noorannmatties

pixy yijun liao / @yijunliao

saige rowe / saigeraw

izumi miyazaki / izumimiyazaki

rachel stern / rachelstern

arvida bystrom / arvidaportfolio

dani ransom / daniransom

laurance philomene / laurencephilomene-photo

charlotte rutherford / charlotterutherfordblog

amanda jas / amandajas

<3 (to name a few) <3

thank you tammy for consistently being a voice in the photo community and being incredibly supportive of myself and a ton of other friends



The Shirt by Shelley Niro, 2003.

Niro’s work consists of a connecting series of photographs that should be read together as a whole narrative. The images are set in a pastoral landscape, and each subsequent photograph offers an increasingly incisive statement on the colonization of the land that once belonged to aboriginal peoples.

Shelly Niro was born in Niagara Falls, NY in 1954. She is a member of the Mohawk Nation, Iroquois Confederacy, Turtle Clan, Six Nations Reserve. She is currently based in Brantford, Ontario, and works in a variety of media, including beadwork, painting, photography, and film. (via virtual museum)

One of my favourite works.




BY Nancy Grace Mirindi

This is a piece I started in July 2013- February 2014. This piece is about the violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo, how rape has become a common weapon of War. This piece is made out of african fabric that my mother and aunties gave me, its all hand made.




By Nancy Grace Mirindi

"   You deserve to take up space.   "
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  (via fatseux)


Yonca Karakas, K I N G D O M    OF   H E A V E N  series, 2014

MATTHEW / 18:3; ” And he said; Unless you become like little children, you will not see kingdom of heaven”

(via piiriil)


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