Shot by Women is first stock image library with photos just taken by females

Shot by Women
(Image credit: Shot by Women)

The world’s first stock image library sharing photos strictly taken by female creators will launch on International Women’s Day on 8 March. Shot by Women is the brainchild of the Brighton-based female-owned company, Female Perspective LTD. It’s hoped the platform will be used to discover women in photography who are often sidelined or looked past. 

It’s no secret that there’s a massive gender gap in the photography world. Not only are women underrepresented by top camera brands but often they’re paid less too and don't have as many opportunities. Founder of Female Perspective LTD and photographer Tabatha Fireman said, “Opinions, habits and decisions are often arrived a through the published media we consume every day. With over 80% of it shot from a male gaze, how truth a representation of our world can that be’?

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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.