March is Women’s History Month

by | Mar 3, 2020

Today’s Post by Joe Farace

Women’s History Month is celebrated every March to coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8 and highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. In the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia, it’s celebrated during March. In Canada it’s during October corresponding with the celebration of Persons Day on October 18.

It should come as no surprise to learn that in many parts of the world, women are still discriminated against and may have less access to education and economic opportunities. That’s why throughout this month, people all over the globe will organize demonstrations and rallies in support of women’s rights and give light to these issues.

In my little corner of the Internet I want to commemorate Women’s History Month by celebrating all of the special women that I have been lucky to photograph during the past ten years or so. It starts today and following up with future Wednesday blog posts as well on my Instagram account (@joefarace) during the month. During this time, I will be featuring portraits of the some most intelligent, talented and simply most wonderful women that I’ve photographed in recent memory. If aren’t already doing it, please follow me on Instagram to see more women in the Women’s History Month series.

How I made this shot: Kim Goetz has a PhD in entomology but also loves to model for photographers and for several years I was lucky enough to photograph her before she moved to Florida for post-doctorate work to study marine mammals for a change of pace. I photographed her in the dining room of my former home with a Canon EOS 50D and EF 85mm f/1.8 lens using window light that was supplemented with light a speedlite 550 EX that was softened by a Sto-Fen Omni Bounce diffuser. Exposure was 1/60 sec at f/4.5 and ISO 1000. (I don’t remember why the high ISO setting.)



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