The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is “Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures”. It’s a beautiful occasion to reflect on past achievements, and the struggles that allowed for them, and to look to the future which is exactly what this year’s day is all about.
Women from all over, from the United Arab Emirates to the United States are empowering themselves and others by participating in the hundreds of activities organized on this day, in celebration of International Women’s Day 2012.
However according to the news it’s felt the women in some minority groups have “a long way to go” in order to be able to have their own women leaders to honor on the day. Despite this, there are plenty of women who can be honored who aren’t leading figures, with achievements worth celebrating. Same goes for women who are a part of migrant or refugee groups.
While girls are often times left out of the loop when it comes to rallies and activities in support of women, this year the overarching theme aims at connecting girls and educating and inspiring them to be future role models. Other women not portrayed nearly enough in roles of power are women in rural environments. This year, they too are being addressed as the United Nations International Women’s Day 2012 theme is Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty.
Some great messages I came across on the official International Women's Day Twitter account page include: “Behind every great African fact there is an African woman”. “We want girls & boys from young ages to learn respect for equality and value difference”. “Remember all the women around the world who don’t have a voice and speak up for them today”. “Groups of women & men in Kuwait will gather shortly to call for equal constitutional rights”.
It is general knowledge that history—ruled and written by austere patriarchy—has not been so kind to women. Photography is one of the rare exceptions; womankind has set its pervading presence and participation in photography since the birth of the camera in the 1800's. Lomography traces the role of women in photography with a special, comprehensive summary for International Women's Day.
This article is dedicated to a great American photographer who spent many years of her career documenting the lives of the most vulnerable people, touching on themes like loneliness, homosexuality, drug addiction, and civil right struggles: Mary Ellen Mark, who passed away in May this year.
Women have played an important role in the history of photography, so it's no wonder they're a popular subject for filmmakers. To celebrate this year's International Women's Day, we've made a list of movies with female photographers whose work intersects with their personal lives.
We love a striking photo as much as the next person, but a unique point of view makes us head straight to a feature. Who should the world know more about? Who has rocked our perception of beauty, sexuality and creativity? These questions populate our notepads, and our list of photographers is quite long. For International Women's Day 2016, we whittle the directory down to our current favorites, photographers who resist labels (even the ones we give them) and dare the world to see what they see.
An Argentinean writer and photographer living in the Pacific Northwest, Lorraine Healy is a long-time fan of plastic cameras and is the author of "Tricks With A Plastic Wonder," a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera, available as an eBook from Amazon.com. In this article, Healy shares her love for vintage American diners and her many years photographing them.
Last year, Armin Amirian talked to Lomography about his motivations as an artist, his inspiration for his work and the difficulty of pursuing his passion in the society he belongs to. With that came a collection of images that reflected the concerns he and his fellow countrymen are faced with every day. The Iran-based photographer returns with insight on his new body of work.
'Snapshot' was our Tumblr keyword this week. We spent the past few days looking at troves of fresh samples from all corners of the globe. We got lured to the most effortless variety, everyday captures upgraded to showcase compositions. We invite you to look at the ones we bookmarked for future visits.
This year and for the third time, Lomography is glad to team up with Nixon for the new edition of the Nixon Surf Challenge, an international competition that gathers the best surfers from all over the world. Join the adventure and discover the official movie of the challenge!
We constantly search far and wide, meticulously seek out, hunt down, and hand-pick some of the most experimental and alternative gear out there - and we've now gathered them all in one easy to browse shop category, ready for the picking! In the Lomo-Bazaar, you canalso be part of our process of collecting fresh new products, rare treasures, and crowd-funded creations to sell on the shop - after all, they’re all for you! Get in touch with us to share your suggestions for amazing gear - go on, we’re all ears!
It's no secret that the community is a treasure trove of film photography tips and techniques. And this artistic atmosphere is what exactly piqued Kellie Leming's interest. In this interview, our newcomer of the week from Nashville, Tennesse opens up about how the music community in her hometown inspires her to be positive and creative and what shooting on film means to her.
Jonathan Weimar, better known as johnny-weimar in the community, professes his passion for photography with the help of quite a few analog cameras. He has made quite a reputation and is best remembered by the Lomography Turkey crew as the guy who gave 50-something films to develop and scan. Get to know the high school teacher-cum-lomographer in this candid yet inspiring interview.
"The overarching theme is seeing people in adverse conditions take matters into their own hands and still find the energy to go dancing or fall in love or create art," Astronautalis said of his new album. We found that pretty inspiring, so we teamed up with him for a Rumble competition based on that idea.
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