In observation of International Women's Week on dA, we are celebrating women as they attempt to realize their potentials in their respective fields of expertise and art. I will not attempt to talk about female photographers, for I do not differentiate between the great photography of men and women. Instead, I would like to celebrate and honor the careers of women who who rose to the top of their game, sometimes against the considerable odds of the times. You can easily locate a source online to read summaries of these women's careers, so rather than giving an account of their careers here, I am going to share a few details (that I found interesting) about the lives of these extraordinary women.
I'm also including a patchwork of thumbs from some of the women of dA who carry cameras with them regularly. Hope you enjoy!
Julia Margaret Cameron