Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg's nonprofit organization, LeanIn.org, has partnered with Getty Images to “to create a line of stock photos that depict mature, professional businesswomen, rather than ones who appear dumb, subservient, sexualized, or sometimes all three at once.”
“One recent study found that only 3% of creative directors are women. In journalism, men continue to fill the majority of top editor roles — and this likely extends to photo editor roles as well. We’ve all seen Mad Men. This isn’t the 1950s, but the advertising industry is not exactly a model for gender equality. None of this is to say that men can’t accurately depict women in visual imagery, but if we’ve learned anything from the research, it’s that gender equality in every industry leads to better and more representative outcomes.”
"The new library of photos shows professional women as surgeons, painters, bakers, soldiers and hunters. There are girls riding skateboards, women lifting weights and fathers changing babies’ diapers.”
Jessica Bennet: Will Lean In & Getty Rid the World of the Media’s Subtle Sexism?
Changing Women’s Portrayal in Stock Photos | NYT
Making Stock Photos Less Sexist | Bloomberg
As one of the other 97% of creative directors, even I can vouch for how important this is. These photos are great.
The trailer for the Vivian Maier documentary is out, and it looks sogood.
You might recall the incredible story — Vivian was a nanny living a double life as a street photographer in the 50s and 60s but has since passed away.
Her work only recently discovered when a historian, John Maloof, found hundreds of thousands of developed and undeveloped negatives.
Watch the Vivian Maier Documentary Trailer
When historians find my rolls of undeveloped film, I hope they can still be developed. I also hope the historians don’t expect anything as great as Vivian Maier’s work.
I went on to flickr and it was just thousands of pieces of shit, and I just couldn’t believe it. And it’s just all conventional, it’s all cliches, it’s just one visual convention after another.
Here, perhaps, was the future, and my epiphany was that the future was out of my price range.
“I love photography.
Why am I telling you this? Isn’t it self-obvious? Don’t we all love photography? The answer is no. There is a percentage of photographers who hate photography. They do not appreciate photography. They do not consume photography. They don’t look at photo books or photo…
This article is a great counterbalance to all those boorish moratoriums on Instagram, “levitation” photos, etc.
Photo Series of the Day: To promote her newly launched photo restoration business, Swedish artist Sanna Dullaway colorized a few of history’s more iconic photos.
Check out the rest here.
Holy cow, these are amazing. Click through to see the detail. Sanna Dullaway has incredible photo restoration chops.