Women in Photography

This year DCP celebrates Women in Photography!
Upcoming Programs

See below for the many opportunities to explore the innovative work of women photographers this year at DCP.

This year, DCP is honored to highlight the current role of women in photography through a rich series of workshops, panel discussions, gallery exhibitions, and speaker events.

The presence and impact of women in the traditionally male-dominated field of photography is finally shifting. From historical and blatant discrimination to the self-selecting nature of agencies, professional groups, and the industry as a whole, women have faced resistance to full involvement in the field. Despite those struggles, women have shaped the medium from the 19th century through today while creating some of the world’s most iconic images along the way.

We hope you’ll join us for these exciting events, and stay tuned for more opportunities to explore the innovative work of women photographers.

Dallas Center for Photography is supported, in part, by the City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture.

FEBRUARY
Kicking off our year of programming, documentary filmmaker Julie Winokur will discuss the winding path to her current role as film and video producer/director and executive director of a cause-based nonprofit. Her husband and photojournalist Ed Kashi is her major collaborator and together they will discuss the strengths and challenges of a relationship between two driven and highly creative artists.

Learn more and register for the discussion here.

MARCH
Lisa Elmaleh is a prominent presence in the field of documentary photography and a specialist in the use of traditional photographic processes. She will lead a wet plate portfolio building workshop and is the juror for our Modern Analog competition and gallery exhibition.

Learn more and register for the workshop here.
Learn more and enter into our Modern Analog open call here.

APRIL-MAY
Memory is a Verb is a collaboration of eleven women from around the country using photography to express their personal experience with loss, mortality, legacy, and human connection. They will present a discussion panel and workshop, and DCP will mount the traveling exhibition of their collected works.

JUNE
Juried by Aline Smithson, our summer open call competition, Hold Up Half the Sky: Photographs by Women, invites women from around the world to submit work to be considered for an exhibition in the DCP gallery.

JULY
DCP will feature an exhibition and discussion with Dallas-based women photographers.

AUGUST-SEPTEMBER
In collaboration with the Bruce Wood Dance Company, DCP will host a panel discussion on the techniques and artistic power of photographing dance. Dallas photographer Sharon Bradford will lead a workshop and will exhibit her photography of live performances alongside the studio work of Kent Barker.

OCTOBER
A Yellow Rose Project is the photographic collaboration of responses, reflections, and reactions to the 19th Amendment from over one hundred women across the United States. DCP will display a selection of their work in a gallery exhibition, accompanied by a panel discussion. Local artist Meg Griffiths will lead a workshop on the expressive power of photographing objects.

NOVEMBER
Documentary photographer Lisa Elmaleh returns for a major exhibition of her work on the Texas/Mexico border. Lisa will talk about the challenges and benefits of shooting with large format film, as well as her personal involvement with her subjects.