Women in Photography & Filmmaking
|Date||Mar 30, 2016|
Renowned photographer Maggie Steber will moderate a panel discussion with four women photographers and filmmakers, exploring the realities, issues, challenges, and advantages specific to their gender in a predominately male dominated field.
- Laura Grace McClintock, Photographer, Editor
- Giulia Bianchi, Photographer
- Lyric Cabral, Filmmaker, Photojournalist
- Qiana Mestrich, Photographer, Writer
Photographer Maggie Steber has worked in 66 countries focusing on humanitarian, cultural, and social stories. Her honors include the Leica Medal of Excellence, World Press Photo Foundation, the Overseas Press Club, Pictures of the Year, the Medal of Honor for Distinguished Service to Journalism from the University of Missouri, the Alicia Patterson and Ernst Haas Grants, and a Knight Foundation grant for the New American Newspaper project.
For over three decades, Steber has worked in Haiti. Aperture published her monograph, DANCING ON FIRE. In 2013 Steber was named as one of eleven Women of Vision by National Geographic Magazine, publishing a book and touring an exhibition in five American cities. Steber has served as a Newsweek Magazine contract photographer and as the Asst. Managing Editor of Photography and Features at The Miami Herald, overseeing staff projects that won the paper a Pulitzer and two finalist recognition. Her work is included in the Library of Congress, The Richter Library and in private collections. She has exhibited internationally. Clients include National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, AARP, The Guardian, and Geo Magazine among others.
Steber teaches workshops internationally including at the World Press Joop Swart Master Classes, the International Center for Photography, Foundry Workshops and the Obscura Photo Festival. Steber has served as a judge on photo competitions ranging from World Press Photo to the Pulitzer Prizes as well as a number of grant panels including the Alexia Grant, Alicia Patterson Grant, and the Aftermath Grant.
Laura Grace McClintock is an Australian freelance photographer and editor currently based in New York. She prides herself in having worked in all aspects of the photographic industry. She has worked as a professional photographer since 2008, shooting predominantly color film. She has also edited for a major fashion magazine and is now an editorial agent with Redux Pictures. She holds a BFA in Photography and a BA in Theatre and Performance from the College of Fine Art, UNSW, Australia. She is a 2014 graduate of the Photojournalism and Documentary program at The International Center of Photography, NY.
Giulia Bianchi is an Italian photographer working on spirituality and feminism. She tells stories with words, photos and videos. In the project “One year of feminism at the end of empire” (2012), she examined the need of freedom from a patriarchal capitalistic culture through the friendship with an older radical feminist and political activist. In 2013 she started the project "You gave the virgin a new heart" that explores the life and faith of roman catholic women priests that are excommunicated by the Vatican because they disobey a canon law that says that only a male can be ordained priest.
She currently lives between Italy and Israel, teaching photography, consulting for book publishers, editing her own book projects, writing her first novel, making portraits, and studying theology. Her work has been featured by National Geographic, The Guardian, L'Espresso, PDN, American Photo Magazine, Huffington Post, other magazines and books, and has been internationally exhibited.
Lyric R. Cabral is a photojournalist and documentary filmmaker committed to reporting stories seldom seen in mainstream media. Cabral studied visual journalism at Rochester Institute of Technology and the International Center of Photography. Her documentary work has been supported by artist grants from the BBC, ITVS, Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, International Documentary Association, Chicken and Egg Pictures, the Smithsonian Institution Photography Initiative, and the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund. (T)ERROR, her first feature length documentary film (co-directed with David Felix Sutcliffe) is the winner of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Breakout First Feature, and the 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Grand Jury Prize.
Qiana Mestrich is a photographer, writer, digital marketer and mother from Brooklyn, NY. She is the founder of the blog "Dodge & Burn: Diversity in Photography History." The blog advocates for a more inclusive version of photography history by highlighting contributions to the medium by and about underrepresented cultures. Mestrich is currently writing a book based on the blog scheduled for publication in 2017 by Routledge/Taylor & Francis. Mestrich is also co-editor of the book How We Do Both: Art and Motherhood (Secretary Press) now in its second edition. She is a 2013 graduate of the ICP-Bard College MFA in Advanced Photographic Practice.