Through the lens of women photographers

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Today, Explore is populated with a curated selection of photos celebrating the work of women photographers on Flickr, and the many contributions of women throughout history.

In this Explore takeover, we’re featuring a selection of images taken by some of the wonderful women who make up the Flickr community, and who shouted out their work here, and a mix of historical content from institutions like the Library of Congress, NASA on The Commons, and the San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives, highlighting the importance of women’s contributions to science, culture, society, and history. To curate this selection, we also monitored the “ThroughHerLens” tag to find images from all the members who responded to our prompt.

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We hope that you’ll get inspired by the big variety of subjects in these images, and will take the time to explore the stories behind some of the historical photographs that underscore the struggles and achievements of women throughout the years. As always, we encourage you to give the photographers and institutions featured in this takeover a fave, a follow, or a comment of appreciation for their work, as engaging with the photos in Explore is a great way to expand your community and make new connections.

This list is just a small drop in the bucket of great photography work done by the women in the Flickr community, so be sure to check out the “ThroughHerLens” tag to find more great photography from women on Flickr.

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About Explore Takeovers
Explore takeovers are manually curated by the Flickr team to celebrate specific communities and themes on Flickr. In the past, we’ve done Explore takeovers to highlight photography of the Black Lives Matter movement, Polaroid Week, Inktober, and Black photographers and history. Moving forward, we aim to curate an Explore takeover on the fourth Thursday of each month. If there’s a specific theme that you’d like to see highlighted in an Explore takeover, leave us a FlickrMail here. And if you’d like to learn more about how Explore normally works, check out our recently published Explore report.

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