Women Photograph

Women Photograph Movement

Canon U.S.A. Lends Its Support to Women Photograph, an Initiative Created to Promote the Representation of Female Photojournalists

Association Will Help Elevate the Voices of Female and Non-binary Photographers

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 8, 2018 – In conjunction with International Women’s Day (IWD), the global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce their association with Women Photograph, a movement created to promote the representation of female photojournalists.

Photo by Kenneth Purdom

Photo by Kenneth Purdom

Canon will work with Women Photograph to aid their travel grant program which funds female and non-binary photographers to attend workshops, hostile environment training, festivals, and other developmental opportunities.

Launched in 2017 and founded by photojournalist Daniella Zalcman, Women Photograph is an initiative to shift the gender makeup of the photojournalism community. A private database that includes more than 700 independent female documentary photographers based in 91 countries, any commissioning editor or organization can utilize the database for their photojournalistic hiring needs.

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate this year’s IWD than to support an initiative that is enriching the professional advancement of female and non-binary photojournalists,” said Elizabeth Pratt, director of professional client development and support and Canon Professional Services.

“Women Photograph has created a home for professional women photojournalists to showcase their work for potential clients and Canon is honored to help continue the momentum of this initiative.”

Women Photograph 


Welcome to Women Photograph! Enjoy browsing the site by region using the menu above. For access to the complete database, which includes contact details, languages spoken, HEFAT info, and more, e-mail hello@womenphotograph.com.

Canon Professional Services will host a Women Photograph Workshop at the Canon Customer Experience Center in Orange County, CA in December. Dates and details will be provided by Women Photograph.

“Canon is an ideal strategic partner as we ensure that our industry’s chief storytellers are as diverse as the communities they hope to represent,” said Daniella Zalcman, founder and director of Women Photograph. “So much of breaking into the photojournalism industry relies on networking and professional development events that can be prohibitively expensive and the generous support from Canon will help our photographers access these resources.”

For more information about Women Photograph or to learn more about the travel grant program and the upcoming workshop, log onto https://www.womenphotograph.com/.


About Women Photograph


Women Photograph is an initiative that launched in 2017 to elevate the voices of female visual journalists. The private database includes more than 700 independent women documentary photographers based in 91 countries and is available privately to any commissioning editor or organization.

Women Photograph also operates an annual series of project grants for emerging and established photojournalists, a year-long mentorship program, and a travel fund to help female photographers access workshops, festivals, and other developmental opportunities.

Our mission is to shift the gender makeup of the photojournalism community and ensure that our industry's chief storytellers are as diverse as the communities they hope to represent.


Women Photographers Who Changed the World


Sue Bryce
Sue Bryce and I'm a Portrait Photographer. I am not a trust fund baby or a rich wife (yet!) I have been a portrait photographer for 22 years. I built a business that went from zero to $20,000 per week in turn over in my home garage. I have no formal education in business, marketing, sales or even photography for ...

Julia Margaret Cameron
British photographer
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Born: June 11, 1815, Kolkata, India
Died: January 26, 1879, Kalutara, Sri Lanka

Dorothea Lange
American photographer
Dorothea Lange was an American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration. Wikipedia
Born: May 26, 1895, Hoboken, NJ
Died: October 11, 1965, San Francisco, CA

Margaret Bourke-White
American photographer
Margaret Bourke-White was an American photographer and documentary photographer. She is best known as the first foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of the Soviet five-year plan, the first ... Wikipedia
Born: June 14, 1904, The Bronx, New York City, NY
Died: August 27, 1971, Stamford, CT

Diane Arbus
American photographer
Diane Arbus was an American photographer noted for photographs of marginalized people—dwarfs, giants, transgender people, nudists, circus performers—and others whose normality was perceived by the general populace as ugly or surreal. Wikipedia
Born: March 14, 1923, New York City, NY
Died: July 26, 1971, Westbeth Artists Community, New York City, NY

Imogen Cunningham
American photographer
Imogen Cunningham was an American photographer known for her botanical photography, nudes, and industrial landscapes. Wikipedia
Born: April 12, 1883, Portland, OR
Died: June 23, 1976, San Francisco, CA
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Cindy Sherman
American photographer
Cynthia Morris Sherman is an American photographer and film director, best known for her conceptual portraits. In 1995, she was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. Wikipedia
Born: January 19, 1954 (age 64), Glen Ridge, NJ

Berenice Abbott
American photographer
Berenice Abbott, née Bernice Alice Abbott, was an American photographer best known for her portraits of between-the-wars 20th-century cultural figures, New York City photographs of architecture and ... Wikipedia
Born: July 17, 1898, Springfield, OH
Died: December 9, 1991, Monson, ME

Annie Leibovitz
American portrait photographer
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Born: October 2, 1949 (age 68), Waterbury, CT

Sally Mann
American photographer
Sally Mann is an American photographer, best known for her large-format, black-and-white photographs—at first of her young children, then later of landscapes suggesting decay and death. Wikipedia
Born: May 1, 1951 (age 66), Lexington, Virginia, VA

Gertrude Käsebier
American photographer
Gertrude Käsebier was one of the most influential American photographers of the early 20th century. She was known for her images of motherhood, her portraits of Native Americans and her promotion of photography as a career for women. Wikipedia
Born: May 18, 1852, Fort Des Moines Provisional Army Officer Training School, Des Moines
Died: October 12, 1934, New York City, NY

Nan Goldin
American photographer
Nancy "Nan" Goldin is an American photographer. Her work often explores LGBT bodies, moments of intimacy, the HIV crisis, and the opioid epidemic. Wikipedia
Born: September 12, 1953 (age 64), Washington, D.C.

Lee Miller
American photographer
Elizabeth "Lee" Miller, Lady Penrose, was an American photographer. She was a fashion model in New York City in the 1920s before going to Paris, where she became a fashion and fine art photographer. Wikipedia
Born: April 23, 1907, Poughkeepsie, NY
Died: July 21, 1977, Chiddingly, United Kingdom

Tina Modotti
Italian photographer
Tina Modotti was an Italian photographer, model, actress, and revolutionary political activist for the Comintern. Wikipedia
Born: August 17, 1896, Udine, Italy
Died: January 5, 1942, Mexico City, Mexico

Maggie Steber
American photographer
Maggie Steber is an American documentary photographer who has covered issues from the slave trade to the science of memory. Wikipedia
Born: 1949, Texas
Education: University of Texas at Austin

Rineke Dijkstra
Dutch photographer
Rineke Dijkstra is a Dutch photographer. She lives and works in Amsterdam. Dijkstra has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society, the 1999 Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize and the 2017 Hasselblad Award. Wikipedia
Born: June 2, 1959 (age 58), Sittard, Netherlands


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Kenneth Purdom Columbia, Tennessee Photographer