So, I know what some of you (the men) are thinking. “But obviously, women are not as good as us”. Of course you are thinking this. I don’t even need to ask.
Sure, there are definitely a larger quantity of men who are further along in their creative development in their careers, that is completely clear.
The question is how can we make sure women the medium sized jobs, the ones which will help lead to the really big jobs?
Right now there are some amazing women doing editorial, and fashion, who are super creative, just amazing. I did not include editorial or fashion in Alreadymade. since it a different industry than advertising or entertainment but fashion is definitely a place photo directors look for talent, and therefore, a few photographers who shoot fashion are included in the “More” list.
I don’t think anyone can look at Zoey Grossman, Emma Summerton, and Camilla Akrans and say they have any less talent than a male photographer.
But what you need to remember is that they and every woman photographers have had to work 3–4 times as harder than any bro, to get work.
I know privilege doesn’t give up power easily, but we are going to go ahead and do just that- aiming to 50/50 by 2020.
Sorry not sorry. ;)