It is truly an honour to be an Ambassador for this wonderful and timely campaign to recognise Women in Photography around the World. Photography was my first love at the age of 10 and it was my mother who encouraged me and made it happen so this is a great way to say “Thank you Mum!”.
My career eventually took me in a different direction but then I joined the Royal Photographic Society 30 years later and I’ve been making up for lost time ever since. After gaining my Associateship in 2013, I was awarded the first ever Fellowship in Multimedia in 2016 for my documentary film “Night train to Kazan”. Earlier this year I was awarded my second Fellowship, this time in the Travel category for a portfolio of monochrome images documenting the daily lives and traditions of the Hamer tribe of Ethiopia. My documentary films and my portfolios are at maxVmax
Along with photography, my main engagement is the charity Rainbows4children which I co-founded with Kathryn, my wife. We have built a school which provides high quality education for 1400 children of war veterans with disabilities in Mekele, Ethiopia.
Stunning images, which counter the Khmer proverb which means, “men are like gold, women are like white cloth.” This is because gold never sullies, while white cloth, once dirty, can never be clean again.
Award-winning New York-based documentary filmmaker and cinematographer. Her film credits include the documentary Darfur Now, and Pray the Devil Back to Hell which won the Tribeca Film Festival Best Documentary.
French cinematographer Agnès Godard. Her distinctions include a César, being named Best Cinematographer by the National Society of Film Critics. Received the Chlotrudis Award 2010, the Special Prize CST 2009 and the Marburger Kamerapreis 2012.
French cinematographer Crystel Fournier. “Buried Dreams” won the Kodak photography prize at Namur in 2006. Key Films: “Water Lilies,” “Tomboy,” “Girlhood,” “Paris Can Wait,”
Director of Photography. She had two films premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, incl. Grand Jury Prize winning THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST. New Yorker critic named her one of the year’s best cinematographers.
She won the Golden Camera 300 award for her work on The Milk of Sorrow. At the 2017 Robert Awards, she won the Robert Award for Best Cinematography for her work on The Neon Demon.
Sarah J Dow ARPS
Today I’m nominating Sarah J Dow ARPS who created the most powerful portfolios of images I have ever seen. Her photography is a visual expression of her battle against illness and suffering showing courage, artistic skill and determination.
Today I’m nominating Maryse Alberti, the French cinematographer. She has won awards from the Sundance Film Festival and the Spirit Awards. She was the first contemporary female cinematographer featured on the cover of American Cinematographer.
Today I’m nominating Yalda Hakim the broadcast journalist, news presenter, and documentary maker; she presents on BBC World News. Awarded the United Nations Media Peace Prize for best Australian Television News Coverage in 2009.
Today I’m nominating the Japanese photographer Lieko Shiga. Since graduating from the Chelsea School of Art she has become the rising star of Japanese photography. She came to world attention with her book “Lagoon” in 2008. Her work has been widely exhibited around the world.
Today I’m nominating the Japanese photographer Miwa Yanagi whose work examines self-images and stereotypes of Japanese women in contemporary Japanese society. Her work has been exhibited in both solo and group shows throughout Europe and the United States.
Rinko Kawauchi Hon FRPS
Today I’m nominating the Japanese photographer Rinko Kawauchi Hon FRPS. Her work is characterized by a serene, poetic style, depicting the ordinary moments in life. She has held numerous solo exhibitions globally received several awards incl. Honorary Fellowship of the RPS.
Today I’m nominating the Japanese photographer Kozu Takagi. She started taking photographic portraits as she journeyed throughout Asia, Africa, South America, and the Middle East, focusing on “human existence”. Awarded the prestigious Kimura Ihei Award in 2009.
Today I nominate the Japanese photographer Kunié Sugiura. Her work which captures light, time, the transience of nature and its memory are in the collections of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.
Today I’m nominating Miyako Ishiuchi. In 2005 she represented Japan at the Venice Biennale. In 2014, she received the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York & J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Today I’m nominating Kayo Ume for @RPS100Heroines Her street photography is a hit in her native Japan, where her first book – 2006’s Ume-me – sold over 130,000 copies. Her work captures split-seconds of Japanese people’s daily
I’m nominating Ms. Ichihashi Orie for the RPS 100 Heroines Campaign. She is a young Japanese photographer with a distinct style that utilizes light in a way that exposes fine details, yet also makes her images atmospherically bright and airy.
My next nomination is Mika Ninagawa who is a Japanese photographer and film director, known for her brightly colored photographs of flowers, goldfish, and landscapes.. She has won a number of awards including the Ohara Museum of Art Prize.
Magdalena Gorka is a Director of Photography on a very long list of successful films, TV series, videos and commercial campaigns. She has made her mark in a very male-dominated industry and is my next nominee for the Royal Photographic Soc 100 Heroines Campaign.
My next nomination for @RPS100Heroines is the cinematographer Rachel Morrison . For her work on Mudbound (2017), she made Oscar history when she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography, making her the first woman ever nominated in that category. More to come..
Very honoured to be a part of this amazing campaign. My nominee is the incredible Fatemeh Behboudi from Iran. Her stunning images in B&W show a visual quality, intimacy and timing well on a par with the renowned Sir Don McCullin Hon FRPS. Check them out at fetemehbehboudi.visura.co