Women Photographers Australia
aims to combine activism and photography by utilising a growing network of female and non-binary photographers to advocate with their photography. Photography and activism go hand in hand and by coming together and with our collective talents we hope to provoke change.
Women Photographers Australia (WPA) will crowd-source images from women and non-binary photographers all over Australia to help enact social and political change. Together we can harness the power of the photographic image from a female perspective and in great numbers.
We believe this concept is unique, innovative and important in recognising the extensive cultural contribution women photographic artists have made in Australia. Historically, many images commissioned by media organisations or corporate and government stakeholders have often been made by white men. Corporate and government stakeholders have definitive message to promote and a brand to sell so this initiative differs such that women and non-binary people of any ability can submit and the first 1000 images that respond to the project theme are accepted.
Our projects aim to be collaborative and inclusive, hence the use of the word ‘everyday’. This however, does not mean the images submitted are of a lesser quality or mediocre. The power of the images submitted lie in their intimacy and diversity. This project is designed to be a positive experience, and one that empowers girls and women to be part of a collective voice: albeit visual.
We can do this!
No matter what stage of career, or whether you are a just passionate about women’s issues. If you’re an emerging, established or retired photographer or artist and whether you live in an outback, regional or metropolitan area. We encourage any woman or non-binary person to become active, seek justice through your talents and be photographically opinionated. A diverse and inclusive community is the best community, so start submitting! Your images and statements will be shared here when the gallery is live.
No matter your skin colour, your culture, your faith, your age, your ability, whether you are able bodied or not, or your sexuality, we embrace you!
Submit to our projects and help raise the profile of our projects and all women working as photographers or image makers in Australia.
Our first project was:
There are two more projects now listed in the gallery page:
I acknowledge the Ngunnawal and Ngambri People as the Traditional Owners of the land I live and work on and pays respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging. I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of lands and waters across Australia and recognise that Indigenous sovereignty has never been ceded.
Portraits on this site by Belinda Pratten
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