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“People of Color”: 7 Female Photographers You Should Know.

Updated: Oct 14, 2022


You might be wondering what the term "people of color" means in photography. The term and aesthetic photographs of people of color were created in response to photographers' frustration with seeing so many "aesthetic" pictures that were merely white and pale.

Although the technological capabilities of photography have significantly increased over the past few decades, the tech's bias in favor of light skin has persisted a certain ongoing lore about dark skin: darker skin tones require more light, darker skin is more challenging to edit, and darker skin is, generally speaking, difficult to photograph and film.

This was a subject that a few photographers dabbled in, and it appears to have developed into a niche. Below are 10 well-known "people of color" female photographers we think you should know.

1. Hana Mire

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