Women Photojournalists of Washington is a 501C3 nonprofit dedicated to educating the public about the role of women in photojournalism and fostering their professional success. With over 250 members across the visual journalism field, WPOW creates a strong community of women photojournalists who gather to inspire and educate.
Our membership consists of over 250 seasoned and emerging female photojournalists, photo editors, video journalists, multimedia producers, students and other industry professionals working in the Washington, D.C. area. We host a variety of programs including quarterly meetings with guest speakers, workshops addressing photographers' professional needs, a mentorship program, monthly happy hours, and an annual juried exhibition that travels to universities and galleries across the United States.
Foto-Féminas is a platform established by Verónica Sanchis Bencomo who is interested in promoting through monthly online features the work of female photographers working in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Firecracker is platform dedicated to supporting women photographers.
Despite many fantastic women working with photographic media, the industry continues to be dominated by male counterparts. Firecracker assists the promotion of women photographers by showcasing their work in a series of monthly online gallery features. Photographers are brought to our attention via a network of industry professionals and guest curator spots from high profile individuals.
Firecracker also aims to close the gap between practicioners and professionals by hosting regular photographic events and networking opportunities. In 2012 the annual Firecracker Photographic Grant was launched to assist a woman photographer born or residing in Europe with the completion of a documentary photographic project.
Catálogo de Fotógrafas Cubanas (CFC) is an interactive platform oriented to researching and promoting Cuban women photographers. CFC creates and distributes information and resources to artists, art researchers, curators and writers through a dynamic database of authors, publications, exhibitions, and projects.
An initiative that asks brands + their agencies to pledge to present a female photographer option on each job, with a goal of increasing gender diversity in advertising photography.
Rawiya is the first female photo collective from the Middle East (though they opened membership up to male photographers in late 2016). Their work tends to focus on the perceptions of cultural stereotypes, gender roles, politics, displacement, and culture — both in the Middle East and beyond.
A collective of four Armenian women photographers united around the aim to develop documentary photography and to empower women in Armenia and beyond. They organize workshops, exhibitions, and lectures.
In 2014 eight women photographers from Toronto came together to form a collective that aims to promote and support the work of its members. Their mission is to challenge, encourage and elevate one another through each member’s creative processes, foster a sense of community, as well as to support emerging female voices in the photographic realm.
Founded in 2017 Lumina is a new Australian collective of award-winning photographic artists breaking ground in visual storytelling and dissemination. Committed to revealing diverse stories and narratives within the Australian landscape and further afield, Lumina’s core aim is to build capacity through collaboration and community. Each artist brings to the collective a unique voice and vision.
The Italian Women Photographers’ Association was founded in 2017 with the aim to promote women photographers’ work in Italy and worldwide.
Its members, with a variety of in-depth experience, decided to get together to fill a cultural void. In fact, despite the increasing interest for photography, public and private cultural institutions rarely are interested in women photographers’ work.
All Italian women photographers resident in Italy who share our purpose can join the association.
Aware of the value of women photographers’ work worldwide, we intend to undertake several initiatives to stimulate curators, critics, institutions and journalists in giving attention and valuing women photographers’ artistic work, whose cultural wealth is immense.
The Amapoa Collective, created in 2016 by photographers Pétala Lopes and Camila Svenson, was born from the need to strengthen the role of women in the documentary photography. Their focus is long-term photographic projects that dialogue with space and the human experience of memory, ties and belonging.
Sahar Speaks provides training, mentoring & publishing opportunities for Afghan female journalists.
A website dedicated to women surf photographers.