Women of Influence is an inspirational look at the talent, drive, and perseverance that forged some remarkable photographic and filmmaking careers.
Ten leading women explore their works, the stories of how each built careers, overcame challenges, and developed signature styles.
This series is brought to you by B&H, with the generous support of Canon and Sony.
“If we can use our photographs and our stories to engage and inspire and create an army of people who care, then we've done our job. ”
“The people who you're documenting are far more important than you, your reputation, and the images that you make. ”
“If I could share anything, it would be my work exactly as I see it, along with what I truly feel about it, which were the stories behind it and inspiring other people to create what they want to create and just being as kind, passionate, and inspiring as I possibly could be to help other people on their journey. ”
“I didn't want attention drawn to myself because I was a woman. I wanted attention drawn to myself because I was a good photographer. ”
“The camera is an incredible thing, because basically, it allows you-it gives you a reason-to be close to people. And then lenses can take you deeper into people than our eyes can actually go. ”
“I think photography chose me because I was so passionate about it, it just became this thing that I love doing. And I think that passion sort of, magnified, and the people I surrounded myself with kind of got excited to watch me do it. ”
“From a very early age, I've been influenced by cinema. So, I kind of view my entire life as this never-ending sequence of scenes in a movie. ”
“Anyone starting out in this industry is in for a tough ride. It's really easy to get discouraged. And it's really easy to give up sometimes. But, you just can't. You just have to keep working and keep going and keep learning. And take every opportunity you can. ”
“I have noticed that when I have a camera with me, I see the world more clearly. In a way, it's like a heightened consciousness of I'm here now. Engaging in the world through photography. ”
“Don't be afraid of pushing things. Be brave, be bold. And I think, always remember what story you're telling. ”