Ten female photojournalists

This great article, 10 World Press Photo Awards, 10 Backstories Ten female photojournalists share the stories behind their iconic award-winning images, put on-line by photojournalist Yunghi Kim needs no further comment from me.

But if anyone is still unaware of Yunghi Kim‘s own work  do follow the link above to her web site and to Contact Press Images, an international and independent photojournalism agency founded in 1976 in New York City by French-British journalist and editor Robert Pledge and American photojournalist David Burnett, with some interesting photographers (and one largely non-photographer) on their list.

Yunghi Kim has also been a leader in getting photographers to register their copyright in the US and to take action against infringers. One her web site she writes that “Every penny recovered from the unauthorized use of my work is put towards” the Yunghi Grants made each year since 2015 which give $1,000 to each of ten photographers selected from the Facebook group Photojournalists Cooperative “in recognition of the values and principles all of us hold as essential to our creative and productive well being.” See the 2016 awardees here.

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