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Blog of Leanne Staples. Featuring writings, photography, art and more from the artist.

as a woman photographer. . .

As a woman photographer, I am often asked if there is a difference between photography produced by women and men? And why photography is still very much dominated by men? Historically, many male photographers approached photography as a source of income. While female photographers focused on photography as a process of creation. Take Vivian Maier as an example. Clearly she was a talented photographer. Yet she made very little attempt to share her work with others. The fact that we know her photography is pure luck.

That said, we are living in very different times and women are still underrepresented in mainstream photography, in galleries and museums. Whether there is a difference between the photography of women and men is perhaps worthy of a lengthy thesis. But there is no doubt that when it comes to quality and worthiness, the two are equals, So why is there such an imbalance, that is a question that needs to be addressed!