Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Photography as a way to change the world  

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As a feminist photographer, I have always strongly believed that photography can act as a form of activism; a way to bring about change, to inform, and to inspire. Recently, I received an e-mail from Catherine Shteynberg, program assistant at the Smithsonian Photography Initiative, informing me of an upcoming exhibit: "click! Photography Changes Everything." This will be an online exhibit of photos and stories that focus on celebrating International Women's Day on March 8th.

Catherine explained, "From how photographs of women played a part in the Women's Rights Movement worldwide to how photography celebrates, captures, or challenges what it means to be a woman, click! wants photographs and stories on everything that has and does shape the female experience."

So, I'm encouraging all of you to consider submitting your photos and stories to help build this wonderful exhibit. You can also be a part of the online exhibit on the Smithsonian Commons that will feature portraits of accomplished women starting March 9th.

I think art is a wonderful way to remedy the under representation of women that plagues U.S. history. Please consider being a part of it.

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1 comments: to “ Photography as a way to change the world


  • March 4, 2009 at 5:46 PM  

    This is fantastic.
    I'm a photographer also!!
    Thank you for letting us know.