woven: women of vision.

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:


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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 .

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from the exhibition’s youngest photographer, kitra cahana, “there’s always gonna be power and balance because the lens is in my hands”.

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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. 

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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”.

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p.s. it’s women’s history month

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