The Verbatim Agency just shot this collection for the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and Getty Images. More than 300 high-quality editorial images have been released into a publicly available online photo database capturing the strength and vibrancy of women and girls in two regions of the world: Bihar, India; and Louisiana and Mississippi in the United States. Historically, images of women in developing countries have focused on poverty and need. The new collection provides a positive visual narrative of women and girls in these communities by showing women and girls in decision-making roles, accessing and providing quality reproductive health care, and as active participants in their communities.
The new Images of Empowerment collection titled Raising Her Voice, by Verbatim Agency award-winning photojournalists Paula Bronstein and Nina Robinson, is available free of charge to non-commercial users.
“The potential of imagery to provoke conversation and drive change is unquestionable,” said Aidan Sullivan, CEO, Verbatim. “We’re excited to be involved in this partnership to create a collection that aims to provide a positive visual narrative of women and girls in these communities and effect real change.”
The new Images of Empowerment photos, available under Creative Commons licensing, are available to view and download:
See images from the Bihar region of India here;
See images from Louisiana and Mississippi in the southern United States here.
Read the photo essay, Raising Her Voice.