“This is not how the picture looked,” my mom says as she gestures over the small, worn print held between her fingers. “We were in this horrible creek that was outside of our hooch: the creek was a couple drops of water… But I wanted to do a candle float because that’s what I did on the 4th of July in Michigan.”Read More
Nina Röder was born in 1983 in Germany and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from Bauhaus University Weimar with the focus on staged photography. Next to her artistic activities she is a PhD candidate with the research topic about performative strategies in contemporary photography.Read More
Jennifer Timmer Trail received her MFA in Photography from Hartford Art School and her BA in Art History and Studio Art from Michigan State University. A northern-Michigander at heart, Jennifer spent a decade in New York, and some time in Copenhagen and Victoria, British Columbia, before recently settling in Portland, Oregon where she is a working artist and a freelance book designer.Read More
Emily Najera is a professional artist and educator currently living in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her research as a photographer examines forms of architecture as vernacular artifacts. Partnering with historic preservationists and urban planners, Emily documents and archives the changing landscape of working class neighborhoods. She is currently a Visiting Professor of Photography at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, USA.Read More
We are excited to announce our biannual publication third issue theme!
We invite you to submit your written pieces and/or film images for our third issue of She Shoots Film: Metamorphosis.Read More
It simply feels right. The whole process is like meditation for me. From the selection of the film, the time I give myself to find the right subject and decide on the settings before I press the shutter, to the manual development in my little darkroom and the excitement when I see the negatives for the first time, even the spot removal after scanning. I love how perfectly imperfect and unpredictable film can be and how it teaches me to embrace those imperfections and “accidents” as part of its unique beauty.Read More
Morganna Magee is a social documentary photographer based in Melbourne, Australia. Her work covers young single mothers to people living with severe illness or disability. She's part of a well respected collective of independent documentary photographers called the Many Australian Photographers (MAP) group and her work has been awarded numerous National and International awards.Read More
Sometimes there is that quiet moment just before you fully wake where sounds are hushed and muted, a warm light begins to bleed through the darkness behind your eyelids and your limbs twitch on their own. In that split second of a moment you exist in a different space, a place in between here and there, a place that you just are.
S.R. Robinson is a film photographer based in Joliet, IL, whose meticulous darkroom explorations breathe life into abandoned spaces. Their atmospheric black and white photographs show a deep connection to the unseen history of the places that they portray, while simultaneously allowing this history to blend with the present and possible futures. Our interpretations of the spaces in their work oscillate between a sense of foreboding and hopeful eternal sunshine without forcing one or the other into the foreground.Read More
We are excited to announce our biannual publication second issue theme!
Submissions open until 18 March 9pm (EST)Read More
Sophie Barbasch is a photographer based in New York City. She earned her MFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and her BA in Art and Art History from Brown University. Selected grants and residencies include the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, the Blue Mountain Center, and a 2016 Fulbright Fellowship to Brazil.Read More
In 2013, National Geographic released its 125th Anniversary Collector’s Edition. Quite an incredible issue. Themed 'The Power of Photography', the cover is adorned with Steve McCurry’s close up of Sharbat Gula, the “Afghan Girl”. At first excited, I quickly realised that 'The Power of Photography' was dominated by the 'power' of the male photographer - plural.Read More
I once read a meme that said if you want to know what a woman's brain is like, just imagine a web browser with 100 tabs open all the time. I cannot deny that there is some truth to this. For my part, as a woman, as a mother, and as a person who is inescapably driven to create EVERY SINGLE DAY, I can honestly express that I struggle with balance. How can every side of me be satisfied, while also managing to satisfy those around me? How do I squeeze in art, chores, duties, routines, and general family happiness without driving myself crazy?Read More
Recently I followed a discussion on Facebook about a picture someone had uploaded to an open group of film photographers. The picture itself was a staged upskirt shot of a 20 year old model in a setting inspired by American high schools. It was banned from the group not because of its content but its caption, since it implied that the model might be underage. Immediately a heated discussion about censorship and morals ensued that, as a woman, was quite surreal to read.Read More
Kathryn Oliver is a fine art photographer that naturally integrates storytelling into her photography. She captures the childlike wild and underlying desirous nature of humanity in dream like narrative images. Merging real with unreal, nature, poetry and stories, she manages to expose otherworldly moments that speak to the viewer in metaphor and myth. With a professional arts background in painting, theater and dance, her photographic practice is influenced by a rich melding of these disciplines that results in timeless black and white imagery.Read More
I have always been lazy about film processing. After learning to develop film the regular way in D76 I found the prospect of babysitting a film development tank to agitate it every minute a bit idiotic. To me it seemed like a waste of time, so I researched stand development...Read More
Marisa Redburn is a fine art photographer and multimedia artist who grew up in Ventura County, an hour outside Los Angeles. After living in Los Angeles for 12 years, she moved back to Ventura County and has lived in a small agricultural town, Santa Paula for the last two years. She has a distinct focus on film, darkroom and alternative processes.Read More
Mariola Rosario was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Exposed to many shades of the color blue, she was raised somewhere between a Caribbean breeze and a tropical suburban sweaty gritty chaos. Mariola is a photographer and professor, currently living in Texas and she's the author of the photography blog my sweet old etcetera and a member of various art collectives including the Madrid based Pradera93 and the female-led UJA in Puerto Rico.Read More
Kimberly Seabury is a film photographer based in Salem, Oregon in the US. Her images feature the feminine, natural light, nature and a beautiful use of colour. We were fortunate in this interview to get to learn more about Kimberly, her film photography process, her driving forces, challenges and the ensuing feelings of rising above them.Read More
Giulia Bianchi is a narrative photographer who uses a large format view camera to tell complex, powerful stories of women and girls through the medium of profoundly intimate and immediate portraits. Bianchi's technical skill, her narrative skill and her ability to connect with her subject on every level combine to give her images the feeling of profound and absolute Truth. In them you feel the total emotional investment of both photographer and subject.Read More