Celebrating African Women Photographers

'We (are) Invested' Campaign in Women’s History Month

This Women’s History Month, Pin Africa and Unpublished Africa unite to celebrate and elevate African women photographers and photojournalists.

The “We (Are) Invested” campaign, drawing inspiration from the United Nations International Women’s Day 2024 theme, “Invest in women: Accelerate progress,” focuses on the vital role women play in documenting Africa’s essence through their cameras.

In Africa, women in this field have navigated a myriad of challenges, from limited access to necessary resources and platforms to showcase their work, to overcoming societal expectations and gender stereotypes. Their resilience and success have not only paved the way for future generations but have also underscored the importance of the “We (Are) Invested” campaign.

Below are events we invite you to join us in:

A Panel Discussion That Paves the Way

The campaign will commence with a virtual panel discussion on March 7, 2024, titled “How to practically pull others up as you rise”. This event promises an enriching dialogue featuring photographers and founders of organisations supporting photographers across Africa.

Virtual Exhibition: A Glimpse of Africa Through the Female Gaze

Following the panel, the campaign unveils the “We (Are) Invested” virtual group photography exhibition, accessible to the public.

The virtual exhibition can be accessed here, inviting audiences worldwide to witness the power and perspective of African women photographers.

Spotlight Features: Illuminating the Work of African Women Photographers

Throughout March 2024, Pin Africa and Unpublished Africa will editorially spotlight the invaluable work of African women photographers. This initiative seeks to shine a light on those making a difference both within their local communities and across the continent.

We hope to see you at the discussion on Thursday!