“For a very long time, we’ve been predominantly looking at the world through the experience and vision of male photographers,” wrote photographer Daniella Zalcman.
This is a sexist and ageist quote. It was published in a piece on NationalGeographic.com that also showcased the work of younger female photographers. The text included a reference to a male-dominated “status quo” working world that purportedly is only now starting to change. This is inaccurate and why I decided to write a response.
The impression given does not represent my 35 years of experience in the field of photojournalism. My recollections reveal a different, more complete narrative.
The article, which was posted on International Women’s Day, failed to mention all women photojournalists, like those who paved the way at the venerable National Geographic Magazine — talented National Geographic photographers who’s work I remember: Karen Kasmauski, Melissa Farlow, Joanna Pinneo, Alexandra Avakian, Alexandra Boulat, Lynn Johnson, Susie Post, Maria Stenzel, Sisse Brimberg, Jodi Cobb and Annie Griffith Belt. Instead, the writer highlighted a crop of relative newcomers to the field and magazine and glossed over any reference to the past. This false narrative is beating a drum that ignores the talent, sacrifice, and accomplishments of their predecessors who now make it possible for today’s women photographers to stand tall.
It’s shocking and disappointing to think this article was printed in a publication that considers itself a mainstream journalistic institution. Sadly, this seems to be a trend, as an entire generation (and more) of women photojournalists have been ignored, forgotten or made to simply disappear through a prism that paints only the younger contributors as those who have supposedly broken through a glass ceiling in photojournalism.
Stunningly and inexcusably, the editors behind this piece seemed unaware of Cathy Newman’s book that documented 100 years of contributions by women photographers to the pages of National Geographic. The book, “Women Photographers at the National Geographic” was published by the National Geographic almost twenty years ago!
Photographer and educator Todd Bigelow reacted to the article best and I agree:
“The narrative has been hijacked to some degree in an effort to make it seem like the male barrier has just now been pierced…that’s simply revisionist history. It’s just not true, but it serves the two-minute cycle of those with big social media followings. I grew up in this profession looking up to all the women listed here BECAUSE they broke through by creating incredible bodies of work. And have continued to lead the way as well.”
We –- the women who have preceded our younger sisters in the profession — have fought the good fight for diversity, equality and opportunity for over 35 years.
I remember 1997 was a breakthrough year for women in photojournalism. Looking back now, we established that women stood firmly on an even playing field across the entire industry. We had a collective voice that was raised and listened to by dint of the power and quality of our work.
Women swept awards that were previously bestowed largely to a field of men. It was the year Carol Guzy, Gail Fisher and I dominated the NPPA/Pictures of the Year competition (I won Magazine Photographer of the Year — only the second time it was awarded to a woman; the first time, 42 years earlier!). Corinne Dufka won the Robert Capa medal. Women swept the Overseas Press Club awards and top categories within the World Press Photo — the industry’s highest honors at the time. This story by Sherry Ricchardi retells what women faced then.
Today, we’re faced with a different and much sadder kind of battle: our history and accomplishments are being diminished and whitewashed, as quotes in the NG.com piece by a market-savvy younger generation with a social media megaphone and by gatekeeper-editors who aid in promoting this false history.
“I think the current narrative about the lack of women in photojournalism ignores the reality that there has been a significant number of talented, successful women photographers in the industry the past few decades. There has been a notable female presence at newspapers and magazines for a long time, both on the shooting and editing side. Women have played a big role in how stories are told, which stories are told and who is telling those stories,” said photographer Radhika Chalasani.
Women have always played roles telling stories throughout the greater realm of journalism for years. A good photojournalist is able to transition between covering important women’s issues, as well as navigate other assignments not always deferential to women.
The women who I came up with — photographers who were my comrades and closest friends remain to this day, strong, independent, courageous, fearless and dynamic but with empathy that shows in our work across a range of assignments and stories. They were mavericks, that fought tooth and nail to get better assignments. Photographers such as Janet Knott, a Boston Globe staffer, had guts and gumption. I remember her photographs to this day and her work is not represented on the internet because she worked in pre-digital days.
Similarly, Carol Guzy, is a rare combination of vulnerability and incredible inner strength. Not only is Carol the best woman photojournalist of all time, but one of the best journalists period. Many of her greatest photographs are not found on the internet for the same reason as Janet’s, but I remember her work indelibly. You should see her work in the field. She’s relentless, yet is also the antithesis of a bull in a china shop.
Equality was important to us then, just as it is now. I know, because I fought for it. I risked my life on many occasions so others would never dare to think that a minority or woman couldn’t cut it in the field; I saw it as an additional challenge to set the record straight.
Many American newspapers started to push for diversity and equality in the early 1980s. The staff I worked with at the Boston Globe early on in my career was diverse. We were largely working and middle-class photographers who went to work and competed with each other on daily deadlines, men and women alike. Many of the top photographers practicing today came up through these newspaper staffs, including many National Geographic photographers.
The threat of extinction hangs over working and middle-class photographers today. As the industry continues to nosedive, many seasoned pros have been forced to abandon it. The business has been taken over by a younger generation, many of which have alternate sources of funding, such as trust funds.
Washington Post Director of Photography, MaryAnne Golon in a recent interview with LensCulture seemed to lay it on the line:
“I like to remind people that at the very start of photography, the only people who could afford to pursue it were very wealthy men…It was so prohibitively expensive for anyone else to afford. It may yet swing back in that direction for some time before it evolves again, and I say that because it seems to me that many of the most successful people doing photojournalism right now tend to have alternative sources of money than standard assignment rates or the ability to solely rely on grants. Right now, if you want to be a successful photojournalist, it’s very helpful if you have a trust fund!”
With budgets slashed and paltry fees offered, editors have sought out these self-funding talents. They had little choice. The new photographers didn’t mind, they needed the validation the publications offered and in the case of trust-funders, they didn’t need the money.
Young photographers came into contact with some male editors and older photographers who, sensing an opportunity, behaved shamefully (to say the least). Some of these men were rumored to be predators in the portfolio review circuit, or in their jobs as editors, for years. It was hard for the younger generation to call them out, as they had power to make assignments and help careers. It was easier to just brand all male photographers as predators. Many photographers actually detested this circuit that consumed much of the industry’s oxygen over the past 10 years.
Some editors who historically did not showcase women or ignored diversity now sing the diversity tune. They survive today because they’ve been able to jump on the bandwagon of equality and travel the festival/review circuit. The same circuits that have become a haven for photographers with alternative sources of revenue.
Women photojournalists from the film era are what I call the Silent Generation. This is primarily because we got ahead and made a place for ourselves in this business by doing the work and letting our pictures do the talking for us.
Many older photographers’ work has not been broadly digitized. Some former newspaper and wire staffers no longer have access to their work. This hole in the historical record has opened the door for the revisionist history we’re seeing today. There’s no need to rewrite or erase the history of women photographers to empower the women of today. When you are empowering based on revisionism, you are, in fact, not empowering but perpetuating victimhood!
We aren’t defined by the noise on social media, which is largely coming from those whose knowledge of the industry is limited to the past five or ten years.
Our experience and our lives have been rich; our memories too. We are defined by our work, and the craft of our storytelling, less so by the public inflating of it. Instagram and Facebook may be necessary evils today, but that doesn’t mean we need to let them define us.
I saw, and continue to see men as equal colleagues. I welcome the opportunity to work with them in the field where people are judged on their manner, visual skill, their professional instincts, and ethics.
I am here to attest to the historical fact that there were legions of passionate and heroic women photographers who paved the roads you are walking on today. Respect.
Women Photojournalists Who Paved The Way :
The Silent Generation: Photojournalists (and documentary photographers) from the FILM ERA who paved the way. Part Two: Update and the List here
PIONEERS: Berenice Abbott 1926, Marjorie Dean Andruk 1943, Eve Arnold 1946, Jessie Tarbox Beals 1902, Theresa Bonney 1924, Jane Brown 1949, Marion Carpenter 1940’s, Carolyn McKenzie Carter 1940’s, Dickey Chapelle1942, Virginia DeCarvalho 1943, Mary Frampton 1953, Martine Franck 1963, Toni Frissell 1931, Irena Giedraitiene 1955, Martha Holmes 1944, Dorothy Hosmer 1938, Doris Jacoby 1953, Frances Benjamin Johnston 1864, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy 1951, Dorothea Lange 1929, Lisa Larsen 1948, Mary Morris Lawrence 1936, Adelaide Leavy 1941, Nina Leen 1945, Ella Maillart 1930, Louise Ozelle Martin 1946, Hansel Mieth 1930 Lee Miller 1939, Edna Murray 1940’s, Janine Niepce 1946, Maxine Reams 1943, Tsuneko Sasamoto 1940, Marilyn Silverstone 1959, Doreen Spooner 1949, Marilyn Stafford 1948, Lisl Steiner 1953, Evelyn Straus 1940, Gerda Taro 1936, Rita Vandivert 1938 , Homai Vyarawalla 1930’s, Dorothy Lee Walch ( Lee Rosenthal) 1944, Eudora Welty 1930s, Edna Weston 1945 , Margaret Bourke-White 1929, Marion Post Wolcott 1936,
1960Martha Cooper 1968, Doris Derby 1963, Olivia Fall Edwards 1969, Abigail Heyman 1967, Jill Krementz 1961, Naomi Lasdon1968, Catherine Leroy 1966, Mary Ellen Mark 1965, Hilaria McCarthy 1968, Marilyn Newton 1963, Maya Okushko, Sylvia Plachy 1965, Sahm Doherty-Sefton 1969, Sally Soames 1963, Elizabeth Sunflower 1975, Margaret Thomas1966, Michelle Vignes 1966, Ulrike Welsch 1966.
1970Lyn Alweis 1977, Jane Evelyn Atwood 1976, Elizabeth (Bagby) Sunflower 1975, Kathleen Ballard, Marice Cohn Band 1979, Martine Barrat 1979, Letizia Battaglia 1971, Patricia Beck 1975, Susan Biddle1971, Nicole Bengiveno , Joan E. Biren 1971, Mary DiBiase Blaich 1974,Patt Blue 1974, Carrie Boretz 1975, Sisse Brimberg 1976, Robin Buckson, Kathleen Cabble 1979, Chris Cannella 1976, LInda Cataffo 1976, Rina Castelnuovo 1978, Jodi Cobb 1972 , Cary Beth Cryor 1970, Suzanne DeChillo 1975, Marie-Laure de Decker 1971, Françoise Demulder1975, Anne Cusack Derk 1973, Joyce Dopkeen 1973, Madeline Drexler 1978, Deirdre Drohan 1975, Lyntha Eiler 1971, Isabel Ellsen 1978, Karen Elshout1975, Melissa Farlow 1974, Sharon Farmer 1974, Donna Ferrato 1975, Jane Fincher 1975, Natalie Fobes 1978, Gail Folda 1977, Mimi Fuller Foster 1978, Mary Lou Foy 1971, Mary Anne Frackelman 1977, Jill Freedman, Susan (Ehmer) Gilbert, Jenny Goodall 1977, Arlene Gottfried 1978, Stormi Greener1975, Annie Griffiths 1978, Judy Griesedieck 1978, Graciela Iturbide 1970, Penni Gladstone 1978 , Randy Goodman 1979, Loie Grossmann 1979, Louise Gubb, Mary Gordon Duvendack Hagler 1974, Lana Harris 1972, Susan Harris1977, Leilani Hu , Karen Huntt 1976, Nour Hyzan, Lynn Johnson 1975, Cindy Karp, Lori King 1979, Sue Klemens early 70s, Janet Knott 1975, Linda Kopczyk1994, Sara Krulwich 1973, Ljalja Kuznetsova 1978, Joan Liftin 1975, Pauline Lubens 1979, Wendy Maeda 1974, Cheryl Magazine 1974, Nancy Skellie Mangiafico 1976, Joyce Marshall 1976, Stephanie Maze, Barbara McClellan1977, Susan Tinsley Mcelhinney 1974, Susan Meiselas 1974, Barbara Montgomery 1978, Tish Murtha , Mary Alice Murphy 1976, Rebecca Naden 1978, Marilyn Nance 1975, Marcy Nighswander 1973, Lona O’Connor 1974, Sue Ogrocki 1976, Katy Raddatz 1975, Pam Smith O’Hara 1973, Darlene (Pfister ) Prois 1971, Sarah Putnam 1978, Robin Rayne 1975, Trish Robb1977, Cristina Garcia Rodero 1973, Iris Schneider 1973, Mary Schroeder1979, Minla Linn-Shields 1975, Jean Shifrin 1979 , Lynne Sladky 1978, Dayna Smith 1979, Pam Spaulding , Christine Spengler 1970, Maggie Steber1973, Lanna Swindler 1973, Beverly Taylor 1973 , Audrey Tiernan 1979, Susan Tusa 1979, Betty Udesen 1977, Vicki Valerio 1976, Nuri Vallbona 1979, Dixie Vereen 1975, Susan Vlamis 1973, Diana Walker 1975, Ruby Washingtonmid 1970’s, Wendy Watriss 1970, Linda Wheeler , Kathy Willens 1972, Marilynn K. Yee 1973, Teresa Zabala 1974, Charlyn Zlotnik 1977.
1980 Michelle Agins 1983, Elise Amendola 1983, Nancy Andrews 1986, Juana Arias, Lacy Atkins 1984, Alexandra Avakian 1984, Monica Almeida 1984, Donna Bagby, Candace Barbot 1985, Robyn Beck 1986, Erica Berger 1980, Nina Berman 1987, Lois Bernstein 1985, Pam Berry 1989, Molly Bingham 1985, Eileen Blass 1983 , Karen Borchers 1981, Kathy Borchers 1982, Alexandra Boulat 1989, Robin Bowman 1984, Heidi Bradner 1989, Paula Bronstein 1984, Constance Brown 1980, Marcia Butterfield 1979, Renee C. Byer 1980, Mary F. Calvert 1989, Annie Card 1984, Tami Chappell 1983, Debbie Egan Chin 1986, Anna Clopet 1983, Carolyn Cole 1986, Rebecca Cook 1985, Colleen Combes 1986, Deborah Copaken 1988, Linda Creighton 1982, Cathaleen Curtiss 1981, Zoraida Diaz 1988, Marie Dorigny 1989, Amy Davis 1980, Stephanie Klein-Davis 1985, Claudia Daut , Donna De Cesare 1981, Renée DeKona 1980, Corinne Dufka 1987, Jacqueline Duvoisin 1981, Susan Farley 1985 Najlah Feanny 1987, Gina Ferazzi 1985, Laura Fitzler 1982, Gail Fisher 1983, Deanne Fitzmaurice 1989, Susan Pfannmuller 1980, Michelle Frankfurter 1984, Karen Pulfer Focht 1984, Candace Freeland 1983, Ruth Anna Fremson 1989, Anela Gottschalk 1986, Susan Gilbert 1986, Anat Givon 1983 , Susan Goldman 1981, Pat Greenhouse , Lori Grinker 1981, Adriana Groisman 1985, Anela Gottschalk 1986, Carol Guzy 1980, Kim Hairston 1988, Carol Halebian, Kari Rene Hall 1980, Marsha Halper 1983, Kyndell Harkness 1989, Lana Harris 1984, Cheryl Hatch 1988, Nanine Hartzenbusch 1982, Adrienne Helitzer 1981, Vanessa Hillian, Luci S. Williams Houston 1980, Lynn Ischay 1980, Victoria Ivleva 1982, Silvia Izquierdo, Ellen Jaskol 1983, Betty Jenewin 1986, Cynthia Johnson 1980, Kelly Hahn Johnson 1987, Nikki Kahn 1989, Karen Kasmauski 1980 , Rosemary Kaul, Yunghi Kim 1984, Barbara Kinney 1982, Kathy Kmonicek 1989 , Annalisa Kraft 1983, Suzanne Kreiter 1984, Wendy Lamm 1988, Nancy Lane 1984, Jacqueline Larma 1988, Marta Lavandier 1988, Tammy Lechner 1981, Mary Lee 1987, Sarah Leen 1980, Paula Lerner 1985, Heidi Levine 1983, TL Litt , Rose Cundari Lincoln 1987, Charlotte Massey 1985, Linda McConnell 1981, Michelle McDonald 1983, Nancy McGirr 1985, Tara McParland, Leah Melnick 1988, Andrea Mohín 1982, Laura Mueller 1989, Beth B. Nakamura 1986, Paula Nelson 1983, Enny Nuraheni 1988, Cheryl Nuss 1982, Jayne Kaimin-Oncea 1980, Nancy Palmieri 1987, Angela Pancrazio 1981, Peggy Peattie 1983, Mary Annette Pember, Ilene Perlman 1988, Algerina Perna 1988, Keri Pickett 1983, Joanna B Pinneo 1981, Cloe Poisson 1980, Carol Powers, Greta Pratt 1984, Betty Press 1987 , Lois Raimondo 1989, Susan Ragan 1981, Akili Ramsess 1986, Joanne Rathe 1980, Laura Rauch 1988, Mona Reeder 1989, Janet Reeves 1982, Deb Reingold 1982, Lara Jo Regan 1984, Beth Reynolds 1989, Martha Rial 1982, Barbara Ries 1982 Liliana Nieto del Rio, Frances Roberts 1987, Stacy Walsh Rosenstock 1987, Ricki Rosen 1980, Marissa Roth 1982, Pam Royal 1986 Susie Post -Rust 1987, Eileen Ryan 1983, Robin Tinay Sallie, Amy Sancetta 1981, Lise Sarfati 1986, April Saul 1980, Iris Schneider 1980, Jana Schneider 1989, Wendy Schwegmann 1982, Nadia Borowski Scott 1988, Paula Alyse Scully 1989, Helayne Seidman 1983, Cheryl Senter 1981, Olga Shalygin 1984, Callie Shell 1983, Jennifer Flowers Shephard 1989, Lori Shepler 1989, Victoria Sheridan 1989, Jean-Marie Simon 1982, Meri Simon, Catherine Smith 1986, Gaby Sommer 1980, Jan Sonnenmair 1981, Frieda Squires 1981, Karen Stallwood 1986, Maria Stenzel , Susan Sterner 1989, Eriko Sugita 1989, Karen Tapia 1982, Barbara Haddock Taylor 1984, Susan May Tell 1982, Donna Terek 1986, Beatriz Terrazas 1987, Ana Gonzales-vigil 1985, Judy Walgren 1987, Susan Walsh 1987, Diane Weiss 1985 , Annie Wells 1981, Candace West 1988, Rhona Wise 1987, Jennifer Law Young 1987,
1990 Lynsey Addario 1998, Mary Altaffer 1997, Kael Alford 1997, Eliana Aponte 1993, Karen Ballard 1994, Juliana Beasley 1991, Natalie Behring 1996, Nadia Benchallal 1992, Adek Berry 1998, Jodi Bieber1990, Ellen Binder 1993, Kate Brooks 1994, Andrea Bruce 1996, Melanie Burford 1992, Amy Smotherman Burgess 1999, Judith Calson 1999, Alicia Wagner Calzada 1995, Lara Cerri 1991, Radhika Chalasani 1990, Mary Chind1990, Rachel Cobb 1992, Gigi Cohen 1994, Elizabeth Conley 1995, Jill Connelly 1994, Deborah Copaken 1992, Elizabeth Dalziel 1994, Amy Deputy1991, Meredith Davenport 1999, Barbara Davidson 1993, Lisa Dejong 1994, Cherie Diez , Lily Echeverria 1995, Cynthia Elbaum 1993, Giorgia Fiorio 1990, Mariella Furrer 1994, Gina Gayle 1999, Liz Gilbert 1992, Maya Goded 1991, Louisa Gouliamaki 1995, Connie Grosch 1995 , Lauren Greenfield 1992, Stephanie Heimann 1993, Teresa Hernández 1991 , Janet Jarman 1991,Chiaki Kawajiri 1995 France Keyser 1997, Brenda Kenneally 1996, Kathy Kieliszewski 1995, Christina Koci 1994, Jessica Kourkounis 1998, Lisa Krantz1998, Robin Layton 1991, Joanne H Lee 1995, Lissette Lemus 1999, Jessica Lifland 1995, Firdia Lisnawati 1998, Corey Lowenstein 1996, Evy Mages 1993, Leonie Marinovich 1999, Michelle McLoughlin 1994 MaryBeth Meehan 1993, Cheryl Diaz Meyer 1994, Kendra Stanley Mills 1999, Vivian Moos 1991, Jennifer Morse 1997, Marguerite Nicosia 1993, Anja Niedringhaus 1990, Annie O’Neill 1993, Lucy Nicholson 1998 Francine Orr 1994, Darcy Padilla1991, Deb Pastner 1993, Stacy Pearsall 1998, Suzanne Plunkett 1992, Carrie Pratt 1999, Susana Raab 1996, Anne Rearick 1992, Heather L Rohan 1997, Linda Rosier 1990, Sally Ryan 1999, Monique Schoenfeld Sady 1999, Meryle Schenker 1996, Becky Shink 1999, Nancy Siesel 1990, Stephanie Sinclair1997, Allison V. Smith 1993 Monique Stauder 1993, Susan Stava 1990, Elaine M. Thompson 1990, Leisa Thompson 1997, Amy Toensing 1994, Aurelia Ventura 1990, Ami Vitale 1993, Ting-Li Wang 1998, Lori Waselchuk 1990, Susan Watts 1992, Stephanie Welsh 1994, Leslie White 1990, Maya Vidon-White 1991, Mandi Wright 1997, Cindy Yamanaka, Wendy Yang 1996.
Directors of Photography and Photo Editors Who Paved The Way:
In Newspapers, Magazines and Photo Agencies.
Part Two: Update and the List here
Alyssa Adams, Kimberlee Aquaro, Adrienne Aurichio Virginia Avent, Ann Bailie, Martha Bardach, Jo Barefoot, Donnamarie Barnes, Elizabeth Benard, Jocelyn Benzakin, Maggie Berkvist, Beverly Bethune, Elisabeth Biondi, Eileen Blass, Debbie Bondulic, Katherine Bourbeau, Sherry Brown, Bobby Baker Burrows, Sue Brisk, Michele Cardon, Chris Carey, Jane Clark, Jennifer Coley, Alex Colow, Scotty Comegys, Sue Considine, Sue Considine, Caroline E. Couig, Jane Clark, Claudia Counts, Mia Diehl, Claudia DiMartino, Caroline Despard, Jessie DeWitt, Sonya Doctorian, Lee Dudley, Mary Dunn, Sarah Dussault, Sandra Eisert, Debbie Edelstein, Ruth Eichhorn, Linda Ferrer, Beth Flynn Alice Gabriner, Alice Rose George, Yonca Erdogan Gerlach, Lucy Gilmore, Susan Glen, Nancy Glowinski, Margie Goldberg, Maryanne Golon, Esin Goknar, Angie Gottschalk, Kelly Grant, Alex Gregson, Deborah Haberstadt, Michele Hadlow, Lisa Roberts Hahn, Meg Handler, Sarah Harbutt, Mary Hardiman, Hazel Hammond, Barbara Henckel, Kathleen Hennessy, Nancy Jo Johnson, Vanessa Hillian, Leora Kahn,
Selma Kalosek, Daile Kaplan, Midge Keator, Laurie Kratochvil, Elizabeth Krist, Alex Korab, Stella Kramer, Eliane Laffont, Bronwen Latimer, Carolyn Lee, Nancy Lee, Tina Loite, Michelle Malloy, Megan Loorham, Maria Mann, Moya McAllister, Kerry McCarthy, Cheryl Magazine, Marion Mertens, MC Marden, Carol McCay, Kathy Seward Mackay, Linda McConnell, Michele McNally, Dot McMahon, Eveyln Merrin, Geri Migielicz, Sue Miklas, Joanne Milter, Kathy Moran, Sue Morrow, Sarah Morse, Mary Jo Moss, Karen Mullarkey, Jolie Muller, Florence Nash, Meredith Nicholson, Margaret O’Connor, Debra Pang, Jodi Peckman, Janice Pikey, Catherine Pledge, Diane Pleines, Jenn Poggi, Vivitte Porges, Marcia Prouse, Crary Pullen, Susan C. Ragan, Patty Reksten, Julia Richer, Amy Rossetti, Jodi Quon, Hillary Raskin, Susanne Revy, Kathy Ryan, Sylvie Rebbot, Janet Reeves, Julia Richer, Jeannie Rhodes, Barbara Sadick, Cristina Scalet, Ann Schneider, Marie Schumann, Phaedra Singelis, Rosanna Sguera, Jeannie Adams-Smith, Susan Smith, Nancy Smith, Madge Stager, Sally Stapleton, Jo Steck, Jane Stein, Loren Steinberg, Michelle Stephenson, Mary Studley, Cara Sutherland, Sujong Song, Jay Sumner, Eleanor Taylor, Mary Themo, Donna Tsfura, Gillian Tucker, Susan Vermazen, Maggie Walker, Ronnie Weil, Susan Welchman, Susan Wise, Susan White, Deirdre Wilson, Lauren Winfield
This list is largely drawn from US photojournalism, photojournalism having deeper roots in US newspapers and magazines from the FILM ERA. This list also includes some documentary photographers. Names will be vetted before placed on a permanent site this summer. This is a working list and not a full list.
- Other stories highlighting womens role in photojournalism: 10 World Press Photo Awards, 10 Backstories and One Piece Of Advice.
- Copyright to the photographer Credited. All rights reserved. Photos given by each photographer.
- Yunghi Kim has been a photojournalist for 35 years, is a member of Contact Press Images and Yunghi gives back to photojournalism in Yunghi Grant. Follow Yunghi on Twitter: @Yunghi.