Launched in June 2008, Women in Photography is an innovative website founded by artists Amy Elkins and Cara Phillips that showcases the work of women artists. The internet-based project focuses on exhibiting work outside of the traditional model of the commercial art world, allowing it to reach a global audience and to provide opportunities at no cost. Mixing emerging photographers, mid-career and established artists, the site's curatorial position is to showcase the vast diversity of work being made. 

The archive is designed to be a resource for artists, educators, editors, curators, gallerists, and viewers to discover the quality and breadth of photo-based art made by women.

WIPNYC has been fortunate enough to collaborate with Aperture Foundation, LACMA, MoCP, Lesile Tonkonow, Lightwork, P.P.O.W Gallery, and Humble Arts Foundation. 

In 2010 the site launched its grant program. To date its grant programs have given over 12 thousand dollars in funds and materials to support women artists.

Women in Photography is a fiscally sponsored project of Brooklyn Arts Council

Amy Elkinsfounder, curator  
Cara Phillipsfounder, curator
Megan Charland: curatorial assistant, curator



If would like to to support the project you can donate here.  All  contributions go directly to costs for adminstrating the site and grant program.


If you would like to submit your work to WIPNYC.ORG please feel out the form below. Include your name, email, a link to your site and a short (200 - 300 word) statement about your work. Women in Photography is open to US and international artists. We have no age limits and we invite work from all women artists (both cisgender and transgender.) There is no cost to submit or show your work on the site. 

Thank you for your interest.

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Limit 300 words