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, WIPNYC’s curatorial focus is to feature the diversity of work being made by women artists.
Women in Photography has collaborated with many independent women curators, Aperture Foundation, LACMA, MoCP, Lesile Tonkonow, Lightwork, P.P.O.W Gallery and Humble Arts Foundation.
In 2009 Women in Photography launched its first grant program. With the generous support of LTI/Lightside Photographic and Kodak, they have given twelve-thousand dollars in funds and materials to support women artists.
Women in Photography is a fiscally sponsored project of Brooklyn Arts Council.
Additional support is generously provided by The Crossed Purposes Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt foundation.
Amy Elkins: founder, curator
Cara Phillips: founder, 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 administrating the site and grant program.