here is an exhibition from some photographers on assignment for national geographic.
CLICK HERE: WOVEN
the theme…. simply is … these photographers are all women.
often, the mantra is to equate. gender, racial, social, etc … all in a struggle to be on the same level. but fuck it. lets just go ahead an put someone on top for a minute (or for a year long photo exhibition) and see how it feels.
for these photos …. it is nice to see who is behind the lens:
and in these interviews ….. it is nice to hear who is behind the lens:
michel martin from NPR’s Tell Me More interviews linsey adario and kitra cahana…. LISTEN HERE
linsey adario received her first camera when she was 12 .
from the exhibition’s youngest photographer, kitra cahana, “there’s always gonna be power and balance because the lens is in my hands”.
NPR’s jacki lyden interviews amy toensing and maggie steber,,, LISTEN HERE
when steber was asked if she felt there was a ‘different sensibility’ in her photos….
In a way, doesn’t matter if you’re a man or woman. It’s really more about how you connect with people and everybody does that in a different way. And I don’t think that you can look at a photograph and know whether it’s taken by a man or woman. But I do believe that we can get into things and in a different way than sometimes men can.
amy toensing on the woven exhibition, “You know, being a freelance photojournalist is a very independent, solo existence. So this has been, I think, for all of us, a really wonderful opportunity to get to know each other and feel some community”.
p.s. it’s women’s history month