In un mondo che sembra avere un gran bisogno di eroi (ed è profondamente dominato dagli uomini), chi è la tua eroina? La donna che più ti ha ispirato, stimolato, incoraggiato, difeso, sfidato? In questo nessuna spodesterà mai mia nonna. Ammetto però che il 2018, celebrato come l’anno delle donne, ha arricchito la mia personale classifica di signore emancipate che mandano in frantumi il cliché del sesso debole.
Photography has often been a male-dominated profession, with many female photographers not given due credit for their work. However, there are a number of female digital photographers whose work range from photojournalism to personal portraits and points in between who continually do amazing work, shining a light on their culture as they see it.
Pictures of smuggled elephants’ feet and a gay “cure” clinic are among the works by photographers on the Royal Photographic Society’s A Hundred Heroines list. The RPS today announced the 100 women chosen in a campaign honouring contemporary female photographers around the world.
The Royal Photographic Society has just announced their list of Hundred Heroines, women from across the world whose work is transforming photography today. These female photographers, who were nominated online (anyone was allowed to make a nomination), have inspired and challenged others, highlighted particular issues or shown bravery or courage through their image-making. The final list has been whittled down from some 1,300 nominations from members of the public.
Horror film director and all-round spooky badass Melanie Light contacted me back in 2013 and asked if I wanted to get involved in a new project that she had envisioned. As she enthusiastically told me, she wants to introduce a wider audience to a rather particular niche: the women of horror films.