8 Badass Female Photographers We Love That Are Crushing It Right Now
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Happy International Women's Day! We thought we'd celebrate the occasion by taking a look at some of our favorite female photographers. As noble as it would have been to give you the top 8 female photographers of all time—really though we should all know Annie Leibovitz or Vivian Maier by now—we thought it would be more inspiring to take a look at some badass ladies who are absolutely crushing it right now. Here are our top 8 favorite female photographers that we love and why we love them.
1. Mária Švarbová | @maria.svarbova
2. Shauna Wade | @so.shauna
Located in the New York/New Jersey area, Shauna Wade is a photographer, social media manager, influencer, and content creator. She's the founder of MoodyGrams and MoodyPorts, one of the largest, most respected, online photography communities in the world. With over 1.5 million followers across the two channels and over 30.3 million Instagram posts to their hashtags, it's safe to say that Shauna is not only an amazing photographer, but an empire builder too. She is one fierce powerhouse and we are inspired by her commitment to community and the craft.
Follow Shauna on Instagram and learn more at MoodyGrams.net.
3. Vanessa Rivera | @the_life_of_aivax
Follow Vanessa on Instagram to see more of her surreal adventures, or check out her blog here.
4. Chelsea Kyle | @chelsealouisekyle
5. Tina Eisen | @tina_eisen
6. Marta Bevacqua | @martabevacqua
Italian photographer and director Marta Bevacqua is a master of natural light. The fashion photographer is now based in Paris and shoots for editorial spreads and advertising campaigns. Her commitment to only shooting in natural light is not only inspiring, but the results are nothing short of captivating. Take a look at her series mademoiselle for a delightfully fresh take on fashion portrait photography.
Follow Marta on Instagram or check out her website to see more of her work.
7. Natalia Seth | @escapingyouth
Natalia Seth's surrealist, colorful, and quirky work is riddled with storytelling. Her self-portraits feature dreamy landscapes and pops of saturated colour, all of which share her inner world. According to Natalia, she likes to tell stories through exaggerated facial expressions and through color. Not only did she start shooting and posting her work to Instagram at just 13, but only 5 years and 200,000+ followers later, Natalia is inspiring people around the world. She recently released an art book called The Imaginary World of Natalia Seth, available for pre-order now, and even offers classes on PHLEARN on surrealist composite photography.