What We’ve Found: Women

A call for entries that attempted to capture the essence of being a woman: an impossible feat, but we went for it anyway. The submissions attempt to paint a soft and tender representation of womanhood. Clicking through countless still life’s buttered with soft pink fabric, centered and ‘unexpected’ iconic imagery. Surely, being a woman is more than this!

This is a collection that barely graces the surface of womanhood, a collection of woman photographers who’ve captured intimacy, softness, tenderness, and most delicately of all, patience. Even the most striking photographs have a gentleness about them. They evoke every desire to observe, yet do not demand attention. Perhaps this is a side effect of being a woman working and living in the modern world. Perhaps women are taught that it isn’t desirable to be ‘too’ anything. These photos demonstrate the inclination to just barely cross the line between beautiful and unsettling, between quiet and loud, between reality and fantasy. The small, quiet, and meticulous details demonstrated in these photographs carry more weight than the obvious ones. Merely attempting to describe the indescribable, these images politely beg you to pay attention.

Inês Marinho

Stephanie Noritz

Hannah Norton

Hannah Norton

 

Karly Fish

Karly Fish

Lauren Ray

Izzy de Wattripont

Izzy de Wattripont

Rachel Resterhouse

Klavdia Balampanidou

Klavdia Balampanidou

Amanda Mollindo

Caroline Houdek Solomon

Lauren Ray

Peyton Fulford

Marisa Chafetz

Isa Gelb

Judi Iranyi

Elena Mudd

Jane Christensen

Sallie Scheufler

Sallie Scheufler

A gracious ‘thank you’ to the incredible women who submitted to this impossible attempt. Looking through your images is always a joy, and we’re always surprised by the results.

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What We've Read!

At Aint-Bad we are dedicated to photography and printed matter. From our magazines to our artist monographs, the printed page is what we live for. Each month we will gather books that catch our eyes and build an online library with the hope to inspire and support fellow bookmakers out there.

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