here is an exhibition from some photographers on assignment for national geographic.
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”.
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