THE PROJECT:

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The United States is more divided than ever, yet we’re currently witnessing the highest levels of social engagement in decades.

Through a radical transformation of image-making—with the goal of contributing to lasting change—We, Women believes we can revolutionize how we see our world and ultimately, ourselves.

 
 
 
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Why Women:

Every urgent issue in America today—from immigration to education, affordable housing to climate change, gun control to health care—impacts women. Yet, women, transgender, and non-binary people are largely disempowered in our political and social systems.

Despite decades of advances by trailblazing women, mainstream media has historically shown the country through a white, male lens. Diversifying the voices that tell our stories is imperative if we want to understand a more complete version of our reality and dismantle unjust power structures.

 
 
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Our Goal

We, Women fuels the movement by combining photography and community engagement to maximize visibility and impact.

In year one, we will fund up to 20 projects in 2020. After 2020, we aim to expand We, Women to support additional projects across the United States, D.C., and Puerto Rico.

We, Women prioritizes artists of color and individuals from all spectrums of identity, including religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, and socio-economic status. By creating projects that unite and engage communities across the United States, our artists show how issues are interconnected and how we are all affected by them.

In an era characterized by divisiveness and distrust in politics and the media, We, Women artists investigate how they can combine images with community engagement to offer a direct route to the core of a problem and the beginning of a solution.

Our artists highlight the vital role the arts can play in social change movements, by visualizing issues, attracting attention, connecting changemakers, and bridging dialogues.

We, Women seeks to reclaim the photographic process in an act of visual rebellion: how it’s executed, what it means, and who it reaches. Only through a holistic understanding of how imbalanced power structures impact our entire society can we hope to create a shift in our political and social systems.

We believe that gender is fluid. We, Women is inclusive of a plurality of voices including womxn, transgender, and non-binary people.

 
 
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