Mission Statement   


Founded in 1981, and reorganized in 2000 as an online resource center, Women in Photography International serves the needs of photographers, photo educators, photography students, gallery owners and photographic organizations around the world.

In keeping with our mission, we promote the visibility of women photographers and their work through a variety of programs, exhibitions, juried competitions and publications. 

As an educational nonprofit organization, Women in Photography International perpetuates this tradition by providing member benefits that accommodate changing interests and needs as we head into our third decade as a resource for the international photographic community.

Our newsmagazine f2 is an online e-Zine publication with member profiles and portfolios, interviews, book reviews, product information and gallery listings.
This f2 publication, in combination with the Women in Photography International Archives, is a premiere resource and an unparalleled World Wide Web network for the international community of women in photography.

ALL FILES ARE NOW HELD AT THE BEINECKE Rare Book & Manuscript Librar, Yale University

Our Focus
To promote the visibility of women working in the photographic arts through:

* Exhibitions
* Educational Programs

* Juried Competitions
* Lecture Programs

* Workshops / Conferences
* Awards / Scholarships

Past Activities

Distinguished Photographer's Award
Established to give recognition to an artist who has contributed significantly to the world of photography.
Past recipients include:
Eve Arnold, Ruth Bernhard, Judy Dater, Marion Post Wolcott, Linda McCartney, Mary Ellen Mark, Ruth Orkin, Joyce Tenneson and Berenice Abbott, Grace Robertson, Annie Leibovitz, Sylvia Plachy. Editta Sherman

New Photographer's Lecture Series
Established to honor emerging talent in the photographic community, features a discussion and slide presentation of the artist's work, including a question and answer session.
Past recipients include:
Victoria Pearson Cameron, Jean Ferro, Judy Coleman, Claire Garoutte and Kenna Love.

Educational Programs and Workshops
Aimed at informing the working photographer, the photography student and the photo enthusiast.
Past programs include: 

  • People Who Hire Photographers featuring 6 art directors from major photo agencies, consumer stores and magazines.
  • Women in Photojournalism featuring photojournalist Debra Denker (National Geographic) and Monica Almeida (NY Times)
  • Getting Your Work Shown Josine Starrels from the G. Ray Hawkins Gallery in Los Angeles, CA
  • Print Retouching presented by the Los Angeles Photography Center Staff
  • Negotiating and Pricing Strategies presented by Maria Piscopo, marketing consultant and author of The Photographer's Guide to Marketing and Self-Promotion.
  • Foto Fashion featuring fashion photographers Victoria Pearson and Susan Nygeres
  • The Women Behind the Images presented as an addendum to our traveling expo: Women in Photography International. Photographers whose work was included in this exhibition appeared to lecture at various cities on the international tour.
  • Do's and Don'ts of working in Photography, Imagind & Design Expo, San Diego,
  • Moderated by Jean Ferro with panelists: Francoise Kirkland,DouglasKirkland.com, Karen Hansen FreshLists.com, Scott McKiernan, ZUMApress.com

See also :
--> History starting 1981
--> the WIPI board of directors
--> the membership area



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