"Being a fine art photographer is not an easy path" says Hasselblad Heroine

Aline Smithson
(Image credit: Aline Smithson)

Since the series launched in 2019, Hasselblad Heroines has been highlighting the work of talented female photographers all over the world. Each year a number of women are selected to be included in the series for their work in genres including portrait, landscape, product, documentary wildlife, nature, architectural or even food photography.

The series is announced annually by Hasselblad, which produces some of the best medium format cameras used by professionals, to tie in with International Women's Day, on 08 March, and Women's History Month, which runs all month long. Among the winners was Aline Smithson, a film photographer and founder of the daily photographer journal, Lenscratch.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.