Nikon is being criticized for its selection of professional photographers promoting their new D850 DSLR in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. The problem? If you take a look at the photographers in the lineup, you’ll see 32 men and zero women. With this in mind, I thought I’d spend this week sharing links to some of my favorite female photographers.
Lynsey Addario is an American photojournalist. Her work often focuses on conflicts and human rights issues, especially the role of women in traditional societies. I first became aware of her work through her riveting book It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War. I have always had the greatest respect for photojournalists and cannot imagine the added danger inherently added to a female photojournalist. Her work is not for casual viewing, but nonetheless engaging and necessary.