The book, Her: Meditations on Being Female, is a collection of photographer Marjorie Salvaterra‘s portraits, exploring various phases of womanhood. The moving black-and-white photographs capture generations of women in staged, dramatic poses everywhere from the laundromat to in the ocean and in radiant cornfields. These are just a few of my favorites, you can see more of her thoughtful work here.
Three years ago, photographer Sara Melotti. was working as a fashion photographer. It was around this time that she had a personal realization: “I realized the work I was producing was contributing to very unrealistic standards of beauty — killers of self-esteem — that made my friends and countless other women suffer.” With this realization, Quest for Beauty was born. The collection, which includes photographs and interviews with women from around the world, sends a powerful message of self-love. A few of her enchanting photos if you’d like to see..
French-American artist, Karine Laval, first captured flowers around a friend’s swimming pool. Her distorted, yet dream-like images led her on a photographic journey, exploring gardens around the world. Laval’s collection, Heterotopia, will be showcased in two New York exhibits this spring. Below are a few of her stunning photographs, if you’d like to see..
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Germany-based photographer Candida Höfer, started taking color photographs of offices, banks and waiting rooms in 1979 while studying in Düsseldorf. Specializing in large-format photographs, Höfer sets to capture the “psychology of social architecture”. Today, Höfer’s interest in representing public spaces has expanded to empty museums, libraries, national archives, and opera houses. Her photographs are some of the most beautiful you will ever see..