Female in Focus was conceived to address gender inequality in the photography industry. 80% of photography graduates are women — yet women make up only 15% of professional photographers. These women photographers are earning, on average, 40% less than their male counterparts. Our mission is to open up the photographic landscape to a broad and representative range of talent, empowering woman-identifying people the world over to own their own stories. We know we have to start at home. We’re proud to say that 54% of the photographers we commission through Studio 1854 are women. Gender balance in our awards programme is improving, but not yet equal: currently, 41% of our winners are women. We are determined to see this number rise. The Female in Focus award is comprised of two categories: the Single Image Category and the Stories Category. 20 winning images from the Single Image Category and two winning bodies of work from the Stories Category will be exhibited in a dedicated group show in a leading gallery based in New York, US between 2020 and 2021.
Deadline: Mar 10, 2020
Entry: up to $45
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