Much of the art world, as many people from the field will tell you, is dominated by men. That’s not to say that there are no recognized female artists, but the fact is that most of the ‘greats’ in the world of art are men. This includes all genres of art from painting to photography. While there are some amazing female photographers in the world, people need to start understanding why it’s so important to support women photographers, filmmakers, and artists in general.
To Battle the Idea of Artistic Inferiority
Like I mentioned before, women are often thought of as inferior in the world of art. The reason for this is not that women haven’t been making great art for centuries but the mere fact that gender roles, power, and access to resources have shaped our cultures in a way that hasn’t always thought of women as equals. This has nothing to do with artistic ability or disability. It is a progressive cultural issue that people need to battle today.
To Minimize the Idea of Sexism in Art
Other than the fact that women artists and photographers haven’t been promoted enough historically, another issue is that art collectors and galleries have not been a supporter of female art for a long time. Times are changing now for sure, but we still need the public to show their interest and support for female artists by investing their time and money in their hart work.
To Support their Perspective
Women, by nature, see things differently than men do. They view the world in their own way, and this is depicted in the work they do. Female photographers and filmmakers bond with their subjects in a more personal way when they take on photojournalism. They are more sensitive to multiple sides of the same story. It is very important to hire female photographers for this very purpose; to show them that their perspective matters and to give them the confidence that they are on par with their male counterparts.
Whether we talk about photography, filmmaking, or art in general, it is no secret that women have been marginalized for a very, very long time. It’s time that we start supporting female photographers and artists by providing them with the platforms and opportunities they need to show the world that they are no less than men in their creative fields.