Celebrating International Women’s Day: 6 women photographers

Today, 8 March, is International Women’s Day.

So, here at Lens Culture we thought we’d take the opportunity to take a look back at just some of the inspiring photography by women that we have featured over the years.

Here are just a few links to get you started – of course, there are many more articles, and hundreds more photos, in our archives …

Lori Grinker
Helen Levitt
Rachel Papo
Katarina Radovic
Vee Speers
Vanessa Winship

These photographers explore themes ranging from the impact of war, to adolescence, sexuality and marriages of convenience. From street photography to portraits, their photography is humorous, dark, playful, sensual, compassionate and often deeply humane.

Enjoy – and Happy International Women’s Day!


From the series Serial No. 3817131 #95 © Rachel Papo


New York, circa 1940, © Helen Levitt. Courtesy Laurence Miller Gallery and/or powerHouse Books.


Sébastien, Magazine Editor – Bastille, July 2007 © Katarina Radovic


From the series Bordello © Vee Speers


From the series Afterwar: Veterans from a World in Conflict © Lori Grinker


From the series, Sweet Nothings © Vanessa Winship, courtesy Agence VU’