Women Photograph Announces 2018 Grant Recipients

Photographer Etinosa Yvonne Osayimwen had been working with people who fled their homes because of Boko Haram.

Nigeria has been plagued with so much more violence that she decided to expand the scope of her work. She takes portraits of traumatized survivors layers them with photographs of the activities they do to cope.

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This Woman is Helping 50000 Sisters Travel Solo, Affordably

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“As women, we need to give ourselves some time. We need to recoup. We must learn who we are, and traveling solo can help us do that,” says Coleitha Banks, the founder of Sisters Traveling Solo. This purpose-driven woman created a 7,000-member Facebook Group community and turned it into 50,000 members in a year. Sisters Traveling Solo is a company created to help women of color travel solo.

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The Importance of the Female Lens in Photography

Photographer Jill Greenberg recently gave this 8-minute talk at TEDxWabashCollege on the importance of and discrimination against female photographers.

“Walking us through her personal experience, Jill Greenberg explains the problem of only seeing the world from a man’s perspective,” TEDx Talks writes.

Greenberg became world famous (and infamous) several years ago for her somewhat controversial End Times portraits of toddlers crying.

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Hot Plates: Documentary about women in the restaurant business — ‘we need to get a little louder’

Although more than half of culinary school graduates are women, fewer than 7 percent of restaurant owners and head chefs are female, according to a Bloomberg News statistic James cites. And when Time magazine ran a story earlier this decade lauding “Gods of the Kitchen,” a roundup of top culinary talent that exclusively featured men, James, a former newspaper reporter who worked at her mother’s restaurant growing up, found the enraging inspiration for her first documentary film.

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