Ever heard of Esther Bubley? No? No wonder. Women are still underrepresented in photography and exhibited far too infrequently. Bubley, who was born in 1921 and died in the 1990s, was one of the first female photographers in the U.S. to shoot covers for Life Magazine, to do reportages on Greyhound bus travel and mental illness, and make a living from this trade in the golden age of documentary photography. The British organization Hundred Heroines wants to bring photographers like her to the attention of a wider public. It all started in 2018 with the selection of 100 heroines, contemporary women photographers who have made history with their work and broken new ground. The response was so great that since then the organization has honored heroines of photography annually, presented their works and biographies on its website, and organized online film festivals and exhibitions featuring their work. An overdue voyage of discovery for any art photography aficionado.
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