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womenphotograph

Women Photograph An evergreen catalogue of independent women photojournalists. Working to elevate the voices of female + nonbinary visual storytellers. http://womenphotograph.com/news/2018-year-in-pictures
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@womenphotograph - Women Photograph | Photo by @TailyrIrvine | Last post! Thank you all for the kind words, messages and follows. You all are the best. And huge shoutout to @_mallorybenedict and @dzalcman for all the work they put into this page and project!
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For my last post I wanted to share some of my favorite photos of tiny humans. Children are by far my favorite to photograph. They are absolutely themselves 100 percent of the time and it makes for the best photos. These last photos are taken from random news events over the last couple of years, powwows, parades and exhibits.
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I also want to bring attention to something really important, the photo of the two young girls is from a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women movement event. If you’re not familiar with MMIW it’s a movement to bring attention to the number of Indigenous women that are murdered or go missing and are never found. On some reservations, Native American women are murdered at a rate more than 10 times the national average.
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It is the absence of Natives in the media that erases Natives as a whole. When all we are seen as are stereotypes, costumes and mascots, people forget we are human. We are not seen as real people and sexualized costumes fetishizes a group of women who already experience sexual assault at higher rates than any other ethnicity. This is why we need representation. Getting our faces and stories in the news lets the world we are still here and we won’t stop looking for MMIW and we won’t settle for poor healthcare, high suicide rates, and a 20-year shorter lifespan. It’s all related and I am VERY grateful for the platform @womenphotograph gave me this week. I hope you all continue to follow my work and also follow @ntvsphotograph and other indigenous platforms for Natives stories told my Native people. Thank you all again! #MMIW #notyourcostume #womenphotograph #nativesphotograph #indiancountry #notyourmascot #nativeamerica
Photo by @tailyrirvine | last post! thank you all for the kind words, messages and follows. you all are the best. and huge shoutout to @_mallorybenedict and @dzalcman for all the work they put into this page and project!
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for my last post i wanted to share some of my favorite photos of tiny humans. children are by far my favorite to photograph. they are absolutely themselves 100 percent of the time and it makes for the best photos. these last photos are taken from random news events over the last couple of years, powwows, parades and exhibits.
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i also want to bring attention to something really important, the photo of the two young girls is from a missing and murdered indigenous women movement event. if you’re not familiar with mmiw it’s a movement to bring attention to the number of indigenous women that are murdered or go missing and are never found. on some reservations, native american women are murdered at a rate more than 10 times the national average.
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it is the absence of natives in the media that erases natives as a whole. when all we are seen as are stereotypes, costumes and mascots, people forget we are human. we are not seen as real people and sexualized costumes fetishizes a group of women who already experience s****l assault at higher rates than any other ethnicity. this is why we need representation. getting our faces and stories in the news lets the world we are still here and we won’t stop looking for mmiw and we won’t settle for poor healthcare, high suicide rates, and a 20-year shorter lifespan. it’s all related and i am very grateful for the platform @womenphotograph gave me this week. i hope you all continue to follow my work and also follow @ntvsphotograph and other indigenous platforms for natives stories told my native people. thank you all again! #mmiw #notyourcostume #womenphotograph #nativesphotograph #indiancountry #notyourmascot #nativeamerica
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leesakowicz
@leesakowicz Stunning shots-brava and thank you! <3
marchkare
@marchkare Thank you for your powerful photos and message. keep fighting! and photographing!
lindak.baker
@lindak.baker Photos from the heart - tog o’iak - thank you.
or.nella
@or.nella Thank you so much 🌹