[Australia] The Apology

[Australia] The Apology

Phil Coomes – BBC News – Wednesday, 04 Junes 2014 (originally published 25 May) Photographer Aletheia Casey recently returned to Australia after living abroad for five years and began work on a project looking at the process of reconciliation and apology to indigenous Australians. To mark National Sorry Day in Australia, Casey writes about the […]

Sri Lankan women photojournalists take women 'out of the box'

Sri Lankan women photojournalists take women 'out of the box'

Manori Wijesekera for Global Press Institute Sri Lanka – WNN GlobalARTS (WNN/GPI) Colombo, SRI LANKA, SOUTHERN ASIA: “The way women are being visually portrayed in Sri Lanka is something that has to be questioned,” says Liz Fernando, a photographer and visual artist in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital. Fernando sees two common trends in the visual […]

Two foreign women journalists face deadly shooting in Afghanistan

Two foreign women journalists face deadly shooting in Afghanistan

WNN Breaking (WNN) Eastern city of Khost, AFGHANISTAN, SOUTH ASIA: On the approach of the eve of Saturday’s presidential and local provincial elections in Afghanistan on Friday, two foreign women journalists, one fatally killed and another injured severely, were attacked by gunfire. As two experienced and seasoned women journalists Anja Neidrinhaus and Kathy Gannon had […]

Capturing the truth in photojournalism one woman stands out

Capturing the truth in photojournalism one woman stands out

Lys Anzia – WNN Features Interview (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: The first time I met award winning Bulgarian woman photojournalist Svetlana Bachevanova was over 8 years ago in 2005. I was in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the time curating a photography show called “Ghosts of Humanity.” The photo-show was about life, death […]

High in Nepal, a Lowly Status for Women

High in Nepal, a Lowly Status for Women

Kerri MacDonald – New York Times – Wednesday, 23 October 2013 (originally published 21 Oct) A woman crouches in a doorway, hay at her sandaled feet and a cow to her left. She looks ahead, a pained stare on her face. This is where she lives, for now. “She’s not allowed to go back in […]

Susannah Ray lets her camera capture surfers & survival post Hurricane Sandy (U.S.)

Susannah Ray lets her camera capture surfers & survival post Hurricane Sandy (U.S.)

Carolyn Weaver for VOA – WNN GlobalARTS (WNN/VOA) New York, N.Y., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: New York isn’t often thought of as a beach town, but the city’s southeastern edge is all coastline. Surfing aficionados can get on the subway train in Times Square with their surfboards, and be riding the waves off the Rockaways peninsula […]

‘A Beautiful Body’ Book Project: Jade Beall, Photographer, Celebrates Mothers’ Real Bodies

‘A Beautiful Body’ Book Project: Jade Beall, Photographer, Celebrates Mothers’ Real Bodies

Emma Mustich – Huffington Post – Friday, 05 July 2013 (originally published Jun 24) When Jade Beall published a series of self-portraits of her semi-nude postpartum body online — and a followup semi-nude photo of a friend that got thousands of “likes” and shares from her photography studio’s Facebook page — she realized she’d struck […]

Women Shooting on the Front Lines

Women Shooting on the Front Lines

James Estrin – New York Times – Monday, 04 February 2013 (originally published 28 Jan) Lynsey Addario, a  photographer for The New York Times, has extensively covered the war in Afghanistan, often focusing on female soldiers. She spoke with James Estrin about the Pentagon’s recent lifting of the ban on women in combat. The conversation, […]

Women and war becomes life for LA photojournalist

Women and war becomes life for LA photojournalist

Iris Schneider – LA Observed – Friday, 17 August 2012 (originally published 11 Aug) Common wisdom advises that life is a journey. For photojournalist Marissa Roth, life and art conspired, taking her on a worldwide odyssey that rambled over 28 years. The work she produced will be on exhibit at the Museum of Tolerance beginning […]

Women photographers bring out the pain in conflict zones

Women photographers bring out the pain in conflict zones

R. Sujatha – Hindu – Friday, 20 July 2012 (originally published 17 Jul) It requires skill, confidence and courage to report from a war zone or a country rising from the ashes. It is tougher, probably, to capture on film, the emotions of people in such conflict zones. Three celebrated American women photographers — Ami […]