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Capturing the diversity and authenticity of women through photography

EyeEm IWD Photography Competition

Diverse imagery of women helps to challenge perceptions and to fight stereotypes and bias. Authentic imagery of women also helps to reflect the vibrant and varied communities in which women live, work and thrive worldwide. Photographers and industry call all play an important role in helping forge a more gender equal world - and being #EachforEqual.

EyeEm is the official International Women's Day #EachforEqual campaign theme Image Partner. The relationship sees a series of exciting photography-related initiatives to help break stereotypes and broaden perception, while celebrating the authenticity, strength and diversity of women worldwide. The relationship builds on last year's inaugural IWD Photography Competition that saw over 51,200 entries received worldwide.

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© Photograph: ROSLEY / EyeEm

IWD 2020 Photo Competition saw almost 40,000 entries 

Iwd 2019
© Photograph: Marlon Alvarez / EyeEm

Did you enter the IWD 2020 Photo Competition? Judging is now underway.

The competition was open to photographers of any gender. 

In the meantime, see last year's winner Dina Alfasi for her impressive photograph. Dina says she is inspired by the little moments that happen every day: "My work is a testament to telling stories through a single photograph and proof that all you need is just to look around to find magic moments."

Take a look also at last year's Highly Commended entries celebrating the diversity of women in a broad range of ways and impressive contexts.

The IWD 2020 Image Collection

Iwd 2019 photograph
© Photograph: Lanier "Issa Khari" Lewis / EyeEm

Real and relevant, a specially curated IWD 2020 Image Collection is available for licensing - and 20% of the licensing revenue goes to the International Women’s Day Charity of Choice, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).

women images
© Photograph: Maskot / EyeEm

How women and girls are represented through any form of media has never been more crucial - and the IWD 2020 Image Collection features women exactly as they are: strong, powerful, diverse and unique.

women in photography
© Photograph: Omemy Ez Ez / EyeEm

The International Women’s Day 2020 #EachforEqual campaign theme images were also shot by EyeEm photographers and can be seen as part of this extensive collection.

women in photography
© Photograph: Cole Ndelu / EyeEm

IWD 2020 Photo Community Celebration

IWD photography event - women
© Photograph: Nicolas Balcazar / EyeEm

EyeEm also hosts a fabulous International Women's Day event in its home city of Berlin to benefit women in technology, business and creativity. IWD is a public holiday in Germany's Berlin.

About EyeEm

EyeEm International Women's Day
© Photograph: Maskot / EyeEm

EyeEm is a global photo community and marketplace, connecting engaged creators with leading brands to provide original, unique and on-brand content. Their mission is to empower photographers - offering them a platform to get discovered while giving brands access to really powerful, creative imagery worldwide.

And when it comes to women, EyeEm discovers and celebrates female talent and empowers them via a global stage offering them a platform to get discovered while giving brands access to the most powerful creative imagery worldwide. 

EyeEm International Women's Day
© Photograph: Hex / EyeEm

Read more about the International Women's Day and EyeEm collaboration here.

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