Female in Focus is a space built for all women (e.g. cis, trans and intersex) as well as non-binary artists, a call by British Journal for Photography. Back for its third edition, Female in Focus champions the work of world-class women and non-binary photographers across the world.
Awareness around gender inequality in the industry may be growing. But the numbers aren’t changing fast enough.
20 images and two bodies of work will be exhibited in a group show. Previous venues include Photoville and Artspace in New York City. Past winners have been featured in Vogue Italia, the Guardian, the Times and more. Judges this year include leading women from The New Yorker, Women Photographers International Archive and international galleries and publications.
Director of Photography at The New Yorker, Joanna Milter, Is a Judge for Female In Focus 2021. Joanna Milter is Director of Photography at The New Yorker and one of this year’s Female in Focus judges. Below, she discusses the importance of women’s perspectives on the world, and what she’s hoping to see in this year’s award entries.