As Women’s History Month draws to a close, we want to wrap up by sharing the female photographers who will thrive in 2022. From portraiture to wildlife, we’ve selected a diverse group of photographers who we believe deserve the limelight. . We’ve already featured each photographer in the article, so we can confidently say that we’ve fully embraced their photographic identities. We’ll take a look.
Stacy Piotti is one of the most remarkable female photographers
Stacy Piotti is a cyanotype photographer who uses a camera like no other. “I started thinking about the common saying, ‘Looks like it was taken with a potato,'” she told us earlier this year. She ran with that concept and transformed Mr. Potato Head into the camera! Gimmick aside, Piotti creates some terrific images that wouldn’t seem out of place in the early days of photography. We love seeing someone bring old-school thrills to the modern era. here.
Ada Maria is one of the female photographers using illusion
Ada Maria’s work feels like an optical illusion when we consume it. From light painting to multiple exposures, Maria uses all left-field techniques to help her photography stand out from the crowd. However, she doesn’t do it to be different. Her work is of the highest quality and she has found a niche that makes her photographs stick in your mind. Looked here.
Ragaina Loves is one of the female photographers using Lomography
Lomography fans will love the work brought to the world by Ragaina Loves. It looks like Lomography has gone from being a product to something more; a movement. Loves work certainly belongs to the vanguard of the Lomography movement. Its multiple exhibits feature their different themes and have different stories to tell. Fans of the process can enjoy his work more here.
Marina LaBaff is one of the female photographers empowering women
Boudoir photography always generates different opinions in the photo community. Is it sexual or sensual? Is it objectifying or empowering? Photographer Marina LaBaff has no time to get lost in such debates and instead focuses on boudoir photography in a way that suits her and her subjects. Its objective is clear: to enable women to feel good about themselves through the power of photography. And what she does works very well. You can see how satisfied his subjects are in front of his lens. Looked here.
Jovana Rikalo is one of the female photographers creating fantasies
Besides the final product, Jovana Rikalo uses photography to steady her mind. “I get really nervous when I’m not taking pictures,” she told us. We’re delighted that this gives her peace of mind, as it means we can enjoy creations full of whimsy. His images take a lot of time and planning, and the execution isn’t fast either. The good news is that it’s worth the effort of everyone involved, because Rikalo has a collection of dreamy images for all of us to admire. Looked here.
Tiff J Tiff Sutton is one of the female photographers documenting black women
Tiff J Tiff Sutton first appeared on the site in February this year. His unique approach to portraiture and his attitude towards the craft gripped us. “I create portraits of black women that start out as figurative and go abstract,” she told us. Sutton decided to focus her lens exclusively on black women. When asked why, she explained:
“I decided to photograph black women exclusively because I am committed to creating art with black bodies. I want girls who go to art museums to see a variety of women on the walls “Women who look like them, women who look different, and women who aren’t all naked. It’s about being culturally diverse, and I want to help make that happen.”
You can see more of Sutton’s work here.
Alessa Grande is one of the female photographers pushing the boundaries
Alessa Grande describes herself as an artist-photographer. She works on projects that challenge social norms, ask people to feel comfortable with what is uncomfortable, and asks you to reconsider the way you see the world. Her thoughtful wit leads to sweet but risque imagery while giving you plenty to consider. Grande is incredibly talented and we expect big things from her in 2022. Take a look at her work here.
Elena Helfrecht is one of the women photographers who take risks
Plexus is a series created and executed by Elena Helfrechy. Many of his images are abstract and certainly make you look twice. She explained in an interview with The Phoblographer, “I kind of see Plexus as a portrait project – a portrait of what has faded and what still lingers.” On the subject in general, Helfrecht describes Plexus as “…a photographic case study based on still lifes that emerge from inherited trauma and post-memory, exploring the family as an essential contributor to psychological processes and cultural throughout history. Looked here.
Carolin Unrath is one of the female photographers mixing environments
Photographer Carolin Unrath takes two environments – one natural and the other man-made – and mixes them together to see the results. Not only do his incredible photographs document surfers in the waves, they also take surfers and put them on the subway. She combines chaos and tranquility and sees who wins the emotional war when presented to the public. The impact of images on you is personal, you can find out here.
Lanna Apisukh shoots film photography for The New York Times
For most photographers, getting published in the New York Times would be a dream come true. Lanna Apisukh’s talents earned her the big gig! His analog photographs show what good photojournalism is: real stories with real people. There is nothing flashy or fancy about his work. She doesn’t need to be because she can evoke a reaction and response by simply documenting what she sees. Her eye for a story and her strong imagery leave us in no doubt that she has a long career – and many more publications – ahead of her. See his work here.
Anna Laza creates stunning human landscapes
Is it possible that a beautiful mountain and a beautiful person can be the same thing? Don’t say no too quickly, because photographer Anna Laza proves it’s possible. His beautiful human landscapes take human form and transform it into something new. On his motivation, Laza said The Phoblographer, “This project is a tribute to my grandmother who was not in art, but who taught me to love and to listen to others.” You will enjoy consuming this series of images, and you can here.
Aline Smithson offers you “Hollywood at home”
Aline Smithson is a Hasselblad Heroine, an award she received for her designs with the Hasselblad 503C. She truly deserves this accolade, because her film photography is sleek, full of alternative fashion, and has that larger-than-life Hollywood feel. Smithson’s works focus on celebrity and aim to peel back the facade and show the viewer a glimpse of reality. Looked here.
Carolina Fraser is a fine art wildlife photographer
Carolina Fraser was obsessed with National Geographic when she was younger. She used this obsession as fuel to develop her career in photography. This fuel has certainly sparked some creative fires, as his wildlife photography is some of the best we’ve seen in quite some time. Imagine what would happen if you put the fine arts class in the same room as the unpredictability of nature. Think no more; the results are here.
We love all the photographers above. Please show your support by clicking on each of their interviews to learn more about who they are and the work they create.
Who is your favorite photographer from this selection? Which unincluded female photographer do you think has a bright 2022 ahead of her? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading.
Main image by Carolina Fraser. All images used with permission.