The Bigger Picture: Visual Archives and the Smithsonian
Call for Entries! Women’s History Month
In celebration of Women’s History Month, we invite you to submit your photo and story about how photography both shapes and reflects women’s lives and accomplishments. Starting on March 8th, International Women's Day, we will also be featuring photographs of women scientists on the Smithsonian Flickr Commons photostream. We hope that these photos of women scientists and our upcoming blog posts will bring to light stories of women that have been hidden from view. We encourage you to share your thoughts on these photos too!
"All photographs of women—including news pictures, advertisements, portraits and snapshots—embody and reveal complex social and cultural values to anyone who takes the time to look at them carefully enough."
From Marvin Heiferman, guest curator and creative consultant for the click! photography changes everything
How have the ways women are depicted in photographs changed over time? How does your photo celebrate, capture, or challenge what it means to be a woman? Does photography perpetuate stereotypes about women and their lives? How have photographs of women contributed to the Women’s Rights Movement worldwide?