Industry Updates

Sexism in the Photo Industry: Can’t We Do Better?

September 4, 2017

By David Walker with reporting Conor Risch, Rebecca Robertson and Holly Stuart Hughes

© Jennifer McClure

Jennifer McClure’s series “Laws of Silence” explores ditching “the life I was programmed to live.” A male portfolio reviewer suggested she save her work to show her kids some day. McClure doesn’t believe he would have said that to a male photographer.

A woman photojournalist tells PDN that her worst (but not only) encounter with sexual harassment happened when she was with a group of photographers and a photo editor at a bar. The photo editor asked her for advice on who he should send to shoot a story in a region she had covered. “Me,” she said. “No, I’d worry about...

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