This year, Avison Young has partnered with Women Photograph and engaged some of their incredible photojournalists to capture powerful portraits of our people and at the same time, shine a light on gender equality – a shared challenge for our industries.
While industry-wide change has been slow, we are committed to supporting a gender-balanced workforce and industry. We’re a Globe St Diversity Champion, CREW Partner and are actively working to advance women in real estate.
Partnering with female and non-binary photographers is just one more way we can highlight the diversity challenges facing our industries.“The vast majority of documentary and commercial photographers working today are men. That has a huge impact on how we see the world — from what communities we’re able to access to how we choose to portray them. Women Photograph is dedicated to building community and resources that will help us collectively push towards parity, and a more holistic way of documenting our world”, explains Daniella Zalcman, Founder and Executive Director of Women Photograph. Learn more about Women Photograph
Stephanie Foden is a Montréal-based photographer and visual storyteller whose work explores themes of climate, culture, and identity. She has photographed for National Geographic, TIME, the New York Times, ESPN, Amnesty International, and Dove. She’s a proud member of Boreal Collective and Women Photograph.
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Ayesha Kazim is a photographer working between New York City, Cape Town, and London. She utilizes analog and digital mediums to capture the intimate, transient moments of everyday life. Her British, Nigerian, and South African background influences her desire to create nuanced portraits that speak to a wide range of audiences and communities. Ayesha’s creative practice balances introspection and curiosity as she photographs subjects exuding resilience, power, and quiet confidence.
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Based in Chicago, Jamie Kelter-Davis has a passion for photojournalism and documentary photography. “It’s such an honor when people trust me with their stories and allow me to enter their lives to make photos. I’m truly grateful for all those experiences”, Jamie says.
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May Truong is a commercial and editorial photographer based in Toronto, Canada.
Her work has been featured in publications like The New York Times and The Globe and Mail. She is an advocate for diverse representation in front and behind the lens. She is a mentor and founder of The Maytriarchy: a space for women of colour to share their personal stories.
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Hannah Yoon is a Korean Canadian freelance photographer based in Philadelphia with a focus on portraiture, documentary and photojournalism work. “Through photography, I want to better understand why we are the way we are and how everything is connected. I am a proud member of Women Photograph, Diversify Photo and a founding board member of the Authority Collective. I am part of these groups as a photographer because I want to see equity in the photo industry”, she says.
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