Page 132

@WomenInStreet Interview by Emily Valentine

Street photography has historically been an area of photography dominated by men, but all female collective @womeninstreet are on a mission for change. Founded by photographer Casey Meshbesher, @womeninstreet now represents a strong network of talented female photographers working to increase the visibility of women within street photography. Streets of Seoul by Ximena Echague @ximena_echague

Can you tell us a little bit about ‘Women in Street’ and your blog Her Side of the Street? @womeninstreet could be called a zeitgeist, a movement or a social media project. We are on many platforms to increase visibility of women street photographers and provide a network and community. The publication ‘Her Side of the Street’ is designed to showcase the work, and express the differing views of both emerging and seasoned artists in the genre. 132

Aside from showcasing this work, the project also supports women in the field with guest curators, collaborators and writers from various backgrounds. With this initiative it’s crucial to represent many approaches and styles. It shouldn’t be limited to any one voice. What was the catalyst that sparked the community? Involved with photography the past twenty years, I’ve been shooting street for over a decade, and checking out social media photography for as long. I became bored and frustrated that

Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.