This is Gender photography competition – in pictures

This is Gender photography competition – in pictures

Gender permeates all aspects of our lives, stratifying society, defining opportunities and shaping our identity. Global Health 50/50 launched the #Thisisgender competition in response to the lack of representational diversity and critically reflective images of gender in global health and development, asking photographers to capture what gender means to them and looks like in their communities

  • This is Gender photo exhibition is free and open to all – see it at UCL North Cloisters in London from 9 – 23 March

In Tabitha Barnard’s Delicate Photographs of Girlhood, Violence Lurks – Artsy

In Tabitha Barnard’s Delicate Photographs of Girlhood, Violence Lurks – Artsy:

Tabitha Barnard’s photographs display the tenderness and brutality that is inextricably linked in the experience of being a teenage girl. Her images, full of delicate beauty, sun-glazed and etched with the shadows of pine trees, are thrown into relief by moments of quiet, mundane violence: a tooth spat into the sink, or mutilated cuticles.

These Photos Plunge You Into the Inner Madness of Guantánamo – Mother Jones

These Photos Plunge You Into the Inner Madness of Guantánamo – Mother Jones:

“Debi Cornwall’s Welcome to Camp America: Inside Guantánamo Bay (Radius Books) is an exhaustively researched, exceptionally photographed documentation of one the most heavily guarded prisons in the world. The way in which photographs, interviews, and government documents intersect and overlap in a multifaceted layout makes the physical book itself becomes important to the narrative. As Cornwall says, the fold-over pages and other layout elements invite the reader to either ‘take what is given or choose to dig a little deeper.’  It’s rare to find a photobook in which the book doesn’t just act as an outlet, but actually amplifies the power of the work within.”

The Photos That Helped End Child Labor in the United States | Mother Jones

The Photos That Helped End Child Labor in the United States | Mother Jones:

“In the early 1900s, Lewis Hine left his job as a schoolteacher to work as a photographer for the National Child Labor Committee, investigating and documenting child labor in the United States. As a sociologist, Hine was an early believer in the power of photography to document work conditions and help bring about change. He traveled the country, going to fields, factories, and mines—sometimes working undercover—to take pictures of kids as young as four years old being put to work.”

Self-Taught Photographer Takes Unbelievable Wedding Photos Like You’ve Never Seen Before | Bored Panda

Self-Taught Photographer Takes Unbelievable Wedding Photos Like You’ve Never Seen Before | Bored Panda:

“It is often said that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Australia-based photographer Peter Adams-Shawn has made a name for himself by capturing the reflections in wedding guests’ eyes. He took his first ‘eyescape’ in 2011, and has been taking them consistently since 2014.”