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30 Under 30 / Women Photographers

In photography, the traditional place for women is in front of the lens. Visit a modern photography tradeshow like Photokina in Cologne, and most of the visitors you see swarming past are male, with their photography gadgets slung round their necks; whilst the models posing at each booth waiting for you to take their picture on new, state-of-the-art cameras, are predominantly young and female. You could say this is a picture of photography convention: as it has always been, and as it still is now.

Look at any advertisement for a new camera, you will usually see the kit beheld by a male hand, with the image of a young woman visible through the lens or emblazoned onto the glass itself, as though the camera were always meant to be a male eye, gazing out onto a world of female subjects. Photography, whether we like to admit it or not, is by and large a male-dominated arena, where the ‘looking’ is a masculine act, and the subject is feminine, playing the role of ‘looked-at’ and admired mainly for their outward appearance. Photography, then, has been a mirror for conventional gender roles in western society.

What is it like, then, to be a female photographer, to be a woman who has seized hold of an instrument of which she traditionally remains in front, and to use her eye to view the world, rather than use it to throw back a soft, muted glance into the receiving end of a male gaze? It may sound primitive to talk of the female photographer in such a way, but as the photographers of Photo Boite’s 30 UNDER 30 women will undoubtedly profess, resistance – or discrimination, even subtle – can be common even today. We will each have our own stories of how being a woman has hindered, or even unfairly aided, our pursuit of this profession.

One might say that looking at the work of 30 female photographers is ‘positive discrimination’, and so it is, to the necessary extent where a focus is placed on the work of women, whether or not you view their work as intrinsically ‘female’ or ‘feminine’ – or simply human. The women here photograph men, women, animals, landscapes, objects – and even themselves, which, in cases where one’s work as a female photographer is questioned, can be even more problematic. Female self-portraiture is a genre unto itself; and with the advent of digital cameras, access to computer processing, and photo-sharing, more and more everyday women have taken up the pursuit of picturing themselves, in images which on one hand perpetuate the notion of the feminised subject, and on the other hand, defy the rules of traditional positioning by pulling the strings to their own visual representation. Whichever work you enjoy most of these women in 30 UNDER 30, see it as you will, but sustain an open mind, take your time in relishing the imagery and bearing in mind the different experiences of every artist involved.

Natalie Dybisz (Miss Aniela / 2010)

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Photo Boite is proud to celebrate its 8th year of 30 Under 30 / Women Photographers now with 240 photographers in its collective.

Forthcoming Exhibit:
30 UNDER 30 / WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS
The Popping Club
Via Baccina 84, 00184 Roma, Italia

Opening Reception:
September 30, 2017 : 7-10 PM

Exhibit:
September 30 – October 30, 2017

Closing Reception:
October 30, 2017 : 7-10 PM

Organized by:
Photo Boite
CultRise
Dude Magazine
NERO
The Artbox
Artpil

Additional jurors included individuals from Officine Fotografiche Roma, National Geographic, and others.

30 Under 30 / Women Photographers

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHERS:

2017

Anna Larissa Araz | Leana Cagnotto | Lauren DeCicca | Imane Djamil | Elena del Estal | Claire Eggers | Camilla Ferrari | Stephanie Foden | Caroline Gutman | Julie Hascoët | Allison Hess | Erin Hoffstetter | Anne-Sophie Landou | Alice Lévêque | Lea Mandana | Marija Mandic | Sofia Masini | Katarzyna Mazur | Lou Nugues | Camilla Piana | Laly Picon | Melissa Renwick | Benedetta Ristori | Viola Di Sante | Chloe Sharrock | Adrienne Surprenant | Laure d’Utruy | Carolyn Van Houten | Eva Verbeeck | Lily Zoumpouli

 

 

2016

Yumna Al-Arashi | Cristina Aldehuela | Karen Arango | Xyza Bacani | Tanya Bindra | Marina Caneve | Zsuzsa Darab | Costanza Gianquinto | Cassandra Giraldo | Marta Iwanek | Jaime Erin Johnson | Federica Landi | Zhu Lanqing | Marine Lepetit | Marcella Magalotti | Natalie Maximova | Camille Michel | Stefania Notizia | Anna Pantelia | Constantina Peppa | Tara Rice | Özge Sebzeci | Stephanie Rose Simcox | Felicia Simion | Michaela Skovranova | Mansi Thapliyal | Tatevik Vardanyan | Sinziana Velicescu | Louise Wagner | Tasha Van Zandt

 

 

2015

Divya Agrawal | Laura Bonnefous | Océane Buret | Cayce Clifford | Gabriella Demczuk | Anouk Deville | Maria Paula Duran | Nada Elissa | Jennifer Emerling | Anna Filipova | Elisa Imperi | Olga Ingurazova | Anica James | Allison Joyce | Camila Jurado | Alice Lemarin | Camille Lepage | Claire Louria | Emily Macinnes | Diana Markosian | Hind Mellah | Anna Morosini | Victoria Nazarova | Ke Peng | Alex Kay Potter | Michaela Skovranova | Berber Theunissen | Berta Tilmantaite | Claire A. Warden | Lauren Withrow

 

 

2014

Pauline Araujo | Katarina Balgavy | Ashley Beyer | Sabrina Caramanico | Agnès Clotis | Pauline Darley | Utami Dewi Godjali | Maria Gruzdeva | Anka Gujabidze | Tatiana Gulenkina | Allison Janae Hamilton | Dawn Heumann | Sandy Honig | Monique Jaques | Barbara Kosakowska | Lisa Lesourd | Niha Masih | Elizabeth Moran | Erin Mulvehill | Amanda Mustard | Dina Oganova | Noell Oszvald | Alejandra Cárdenas Palacios | Page Hall Perrault | Mafalda Rakoš | Tina Remiz | Judit Ruprech | Dana Stirling | Daro Sulakauri | Teri Varhol

 

 

2013

Noa Bachner | EE Berger | Lucie Bremeault | Valentina Castro | Claudia Cosentino | Alexandra Farias | Joanna Galuszka | Amy Hobbs | Amanda Jasnowski | Tamara Jullien | Anna-Liisa Liiver | Ophelie Longuepee | Eman Mohammed | Amelie Monti | Amber Rose Ortolano | Christina Paik | Sarah Pannell | Natia Rekhviashvili | Diane Sagnier | Meagan Sample | Sara Sani | Yentel Sanstitre | Alexandra Serrano | Ailera Stone | Olivia Stonner | Eva Tokarchuk | Iana Tokarchuk | Olya Virich | Cari Ann Wayman | Cecy Young

 

2012

Célia ADN | Florencia Alvarado | Ashley Anthony | Emilie Arfeuil | Ines Armandon | Léa L’Azou | Sophie Barbasch | Allison Barnes | Jade Cantwell | Valerie Chiang | Paula Gortázar | Anna Gregorczyk | Marie Hochhaus | Kat Kiernan | Karrah Kobus | Mariya Kozhanova | Laura Makabresku | Brittany Markert | Janine Mizera | Annabelle Sallé | Zsuzsanna Simon | Mariam Sitchinava | Kate Smuraga | Caitlyn Soldan | Alexandra Sophie | Molly Strohl | Emmanuelle Tricoire | Tanya Vasilyeva | Lisa Wiseman | Coco Young

 

2011

Jocelyn Allen | Cath. An | A. Dola Baroni | Sarah de Burgh | Rebecca Carins | Saya Chontang | Emily Cross | Nina Cuviller | Sarah Duby | Magida El-Kassis | Elena Gallotta | Mariana Garcia | Yulia Gorodinski | Kristen Hatgi | Olya Ivanova | Heather Kurdyla | Aëla Labbé | Nyra Lang | Ashley Lebedev | Aislinn Leggett | Adeline Mai | Carmen Maldonado | Alex Matzke | Marie Michel | OrianneO | Mezli Vega Osorno | Andrea Pun | Lauren Randolph | Julie de Waroquier | Rachael Woodson

 

2010

Miss Aniela | Sarah Bernhard | Serena Biagini | Diana Bodea | Charlotte Boeyden | Elise Boularan | Armelle Bouret | Mylene Bressan | Amelie Chassary | Andreea Chiru | Maja Daniels | Gilda Davidian | Celine Fernbach | Sarah Le Guern | Snjezana Josipovic | Isabella Lutsker | Selina De Maeyer | Violeta Niebla | Magdalena Pardo | Annette Pehrsson | Tiphane Popesco | Tanya Prilukova | Isabel Royet-Journoud | Brooke Shaden | Dorothee Smith | Katie Shapiro | Liz Shuman | Annie Stephens | Laura Taylor | Meryem Yildiz

Photo Boite
30 Under 30 / Women Photographers

In photography, the traditional place for women is in front of the lens. Visit a modern photography tradeshow like Photokina in Cologne, and most of the visitors you see swarming past are male, with their photography gadgets slung round their necks; whilst the models posing at each booth waiting for you to take their picture on new, state-of-the-art cameras, are predominantly young and female. You could say this is a picture of photography convention: as it has always been, and as it still is now.

Look at any advertisement for a new camera, you will usually see the kit beheld by a male hand, with the image of a young woman visible through the lens or emblazoned onto the glass itself, as though the camera were always meant to be a male eye, gazing out onto a world of female subjects. Photography, whether we like to admit it or not, is by and large a male-dominated arena, where the ‘looking’ is a masculine act, and the subject is feminine, playing the role of ‘looked-at’ and admired mainly for their outward appearance. Photography, then, has been a mirror for conventional gender roles in western society.

What is it like, then, to be a female photographer, to be a woman who has seized hold of an instrument of which she traditionally remains in front, and to use her eye to view the world, rather than use it to throw back a soft, muted glance into the receiving end of a male gaze? It may sound primitive to talk of the female photographer in such a way, but as the photographers of Photo Boite’s 30 UNDER 30 women will undoubtedly profess, resistance – or discrimination, even subtle – can be common even today. We will each have our own stories of how being a woman has hindered, or even unfairly aided, our pursuit of this profession.

One might say that looking at the work of 30 female photographers is ‘positive discrimination’, and so it is, to the necessary extent where a focus is placed on the work of women, whether or not you view their work as intrinsically ‘female’ or ‘feminine’ – or simply human. The women here photograph men, women, animals, landscapes, objects – and even themselves, which, in cases where one’s work as a female photographer is questioned, can be even more problematic. Female self-portraiture is a genre unto itself; and with the advent of digital cameras, access to computer processing, and photo-sharing, more and more everyday women have taken up the pursuit of picturing themselves, in images which on one hand perpetuate the notion of the feminised subject, and on the other hand, defy the rules of traditional positioning by pulling the strings to their own visual representation. Whichever work you enjoy most of these women in 30 UNDER 30, see it as you will, but sustain an open mind, take your time in relishing the imagery and bearing in mind the different experiences of every artist involved.

Natalie Dybisz (Miss Aniela / 2010)

* * *

Photo Boite is proud to celebrate its 8th year of 30 Under 30 / Women Photographers now with 240 photographers in its collective.

Forthcoming Exhibit:
30 UNDER 30 / WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS
The Popping Club
Via Baccina 84, 00184 Roma, Italia

Opening Reception:
September 30, 2017 : 7-10 PM

Exhibit:
September 30 – October 30, 2017

Closing Reception:
October 30, 2017 : 7-10 PM

Organized by:
Photo Boite
CultRise
Dude Magazine
NERO
The Artbox
Artpil

Additional jurors included individuals from Officine Fotografiche Roma, National Geographic, and others.

30 Under 30 / Women Photographers

 

THE PHOTOGRAPHERS:

2017

Anna Larissa Araz | Leana Cagnotto | Lauren DeCicca | Imane Djamil | Elena del Estal | Claire Eggers | Camilla Ferrari | Stephanie Foden | Caroline Gutman | Julie Hascoët | Allison Hess | Erin Hoffstetter | Anne-Sophie Landou | Alice Lévêque | Lea Mandana | Marija Mandic | Sofia Masini | Katarzyna Mazur | Lou Nugues | Camilla Piana | Laly Picon | Melissa Renwick | Benedetta Ristori | Viola Di Sante | Chloe Sharrock | Adrienne Surprenant | Laure d’Utruy | Carolyn Van Houten | Eva Verbeeck | Lily Zoumpouli

 

 

2016

Yumna Al-Arashi | Cristina Aldehuela | Karen Arango | Xyza Bacani | Tanya Bindra | Marina Caneve | Zsuzsa Darab | Costanza Gianquinto | Cassandra Giraldo | Marta Iwanek | Jaime Erin Johnson | Federica Landi | Zhu Lanqing | Marine Lepetit | Marcella Magalotti | Natalie Maximova | Camille Michel | Stefania Notizia | Anna Pantelia | Constantina Peppa | Tara Rice | Özge Sebzeci | Stephanie Rose Simcox | Felicia Simion | Michaela Skovranova | Mansi Thapliyal | Tatevik Vardanyan | Sinziana Velicescu | Louise Wagner | Tasha Van Zandt

 

 

2015

Divya Agrawal | Laura Bonnefous | Océane Buret | Cayce Clifford | Gabriella Demczuk | Anouk Deville | Maria Paula Duran | Nada Elissa | Jennifer Emerling | Anna Filipova | Elisa Imperi | Olga Ingurazova | Anica James | Allison Joyce | Camila Jurado | Alice Lemarin | Camille Lepage | Claire Louria | Emily Macinnes | Diana Markosian | Hind Mellah | Anna Morosini | Victoria Nazarova | Ke Peng | Alex Kay Potter | Michaela Skovranova | Berber Theunissen | Berta Tilmantaite | Claire A. Warden | Lauren Withrow

 

 

2014

Pauline Araujo | Katarina Balgavy | Ashley Beyer | Sabrina Caramanico | Agnès Clotis | Pauline Darley | Utami Dewi Godjali | Maria Gruzdeva | Anka Gujabidze | Tatiana Gulenkina | Allison Janae Hamilton | Dawn Heumann | Sandy Honig | Monique Jaques | Barbara Kosakowska | Lisa Lesourd | Niha Masih | Elizabeth Moran | Erin Mulvehill | Amanda Mustard | Dina Oganova | Noell Oszvald | Alejandra Cárdenas Palacios | Page Hall Perrault | Mafalda Rakoš | Tina Remiz | Judit Ruprech | Dana Stirling | Daro Sulakauri | Teri Varhol

 

 

2013

Noa Bachner | EE Berger | Lucie Bremeault | Valentina Castro | Claudia Cosentino | Alexandra Farias | Joanna Galuszka | Amy Hobbs | Amanda Jasnowski | Tamara Jullien | Anna-Liisa Liiver | Ophelie Longuepee | Eman Mohammed | Amelie Monti | Amber Rose Ortolano | Christina Paik | Sarah Pannell | Natia Rekhviashvili | Diane Sagnier | Meagan Sample | Sara Sani | Yentel Sanstitre | Alexandra Serrano | Ailera Stone | Olivia Stonner | Eva Tokarchuk | Iana Tokarchuk | Olya Virich | Cari Ann Wayman | Cecy Young

 

2012

Célia ADN | Florencia Alvarado | Ashley Anthony | Emilie Arfeuil | Ines Armandon | Léa L’Azou | Sophie Barbasch | Allison Barnes | Jade Cantwell | Valerie Chiang | Paula Gortázar | Anna Gregorczyk | Marie Hochhaus | Kat Kiernan | Karrah Kobus | Mariya Kozhanova | Laura Makabresku | Brittany Markert | Janine Mizera | Annabelle Sallé | Zsuzsanna Simon | Mariam Sitchinava | Kate Smuraga | Caitlyn Soldan | Alexandra Sophie | Molly Strohl | Emmanuelle Tricoire | Tanya Vasilyeva | Lisa Wiseman | Coco Young

 

2011

Jocelyn Allen | Cath. An | A. Dola Baroni | Sarah de Burgh | Rebecca Carins | Saya Chontang | Emily Cross | Nina Cuviller | Sarah Duby | Magida El-Kassis | Elena Gallotta | Mariana Garcia | Yulia Gorodinski | Kristen Hatgi | Olya Ivanova | Heather Kurdyla | Aëla Labbé | Nyra Lang | Ashley Lebedev | Aislinn Leggett | Adeline Mai | Carmen Maldonado | Alex Matzke | Marie Michel | OrianneO | Mezli Vega Osorno | Andrea Pun | Lauren Randolph | Julie de Waroquier | Rachael Woodson

 

2010

Miss Aniela | Sarah Bernhard | Serena Biagini | Diana Bodea | Charlotte Boeyden | Elise Boularan | Armelle Bouret | Mylene Bressan | Amelie Chassary | Andreea Chiru | Maja Daniels | Gilda Davidian | Celine Fernbach | Sarah Le Guern | Snjezana Josipovic | Isabella Lutsker | Selina De Maeyer | Violeta Niebla | Magdalena Pardo | Annette Pehrsson | Tiphane Popesco | Tanya Prilukova | Isabel Royet-Journoud | Brooke Shaden | Dorothee Smith | Katie Shapiro | Liz Shuman | Annie Stephens | Laura Taylor | Meryem Yildiz