Gulnara Samoilova (Ed.): Women Street Photographers

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Danielle L. Goldstein, ‘Alone’, 2019

Gulnara Samoilova is a photographer based in New York City and the founder of the @WomenStreetPhotographers Instagram feed and traveling exhibition.

A former Associated Press photojournalist, she has received national and international awards for her photographs from 9/11, including first prize in the World Press Photo competition.

Artist: https://www.gulnara.com/

Project Page: https://www.womenstreetphotographers.com/

Publisher: Prestel

Cover Photo: Hazel Hankin, ‘Tokyo Smokers’, 2007

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Jutharat Pinyodoonyachet, ‘Mind Flayer’, 2017
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Orna Naor, ‘Women of the Sea’, 2019

Traditionally a male-dominated field, street photography is increasingly becoming the domain of women. This fantastic collection of images reflects that shift, showcasing 100 contemporary women street photographers working around the world today, accompanied by personal statements about their work. Variously joyful, unsettling and unexpected, the photographs capture a wide range of extraordinary moments.

The volume is curated by Gulnara Samoilova, founder of the Women Street Photographers project: a website, social media platform and annual exhibition. Photographer Melissa Breyer’s introductory essay explores how the genre has intersected with gender throughout history, looking at how cultural changes in gender roles have overlapped with technological developments in the camera to allow key historical figures to emerge.

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Efrat Sela, ‘The Serpentine’, 2017
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Michelle Groskopf, ‘Untitled’, 2019

By The Way

Laura Jane Lowther, known professionally as KUČKA, is an English-born Australian singer and producer. She is known for her solo works, in addition to her collaborations with Flume, Vince Staples and ASAP Rocky. She released her debut album, Wrestling, in April 2021.


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Graciela Magnoni, ‘Untitled’, 2018
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Dominique Misrahi, ‘Young Old School’, 2019
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Book Specs: With a foreword from Ami Vitale // With contributions from Melissa Breyer // Hardcover // 224 pages // 23,0 x 25,0 cm // 110 color illustrations // ISBN: 978-3-7913-8740-6. Available here.