International Women's Day

Celebrate IWD With These Global Photographers’ Reflections On Gender

Apple partnered with female photographers to create a short photo series about gender.

Celia D. Luna

International Women's Day on March 8 is a global celebration of women's accomplishments. To celebrate, Apple worked with photographers from around the world to produce a series of photos (shot, naturally, on the new iPhone 12 lineup) about gender and how it impacts their art.

Julia Mayorova
Julia Mayorova
"We all have feminine and masculine sides that should be equally appreciated, and I constantly maneuver between feeling more of a girl and more of a boy," says Russian-born, LA-based photographer Julia Mayorova, 28.

"I like the idea of this fluidity — just as the sky can be blue in the afternoon and then pink at sunset, people may feel and look differently at certain points."

Julia Mayorova

Julia Mayorova

“I wanted to showcase sisterhood and portray women as magnificent as Mother Earth," says Miami-based photographer Celia D. Luna, 39. "I’ve realized that most women become more aware about what the future holds when they carry a baby."

Celia D. Luna
Celia D. Luna
“Without having to adjust anything, iPhone 12 was able to capture the natural vibrant colors of the scene and all the beautiful details, from the sand to the texture of the models’ hair."
Karolina Jez
"As a female photographer working in an industry that is still quite dominated by male photographers, I aim to explore the stories of other female creatives in my work," Montreal-based fashion photographer Karolina Jez says, of her day in the studio with musician Shah Frank.

“Using iPhone 12 Pro Max, I decided to shoot Frank in black and white to explore her strong presence among the many men who often surround her in the studio," says Jez. "I loved being able to create some really interesting angles from above and below."

Karolina Jez
"Isolation played a very important part in the birth of this work," Milan-born photographer Marina Spironetti, 46, says. “I wanted to reflect on how much has changed in these 12 months, for me, a woman photographer, and for the women who participated in this project.”
Marina Spironetti
"This series wants to focus on this feeling of being 'suspended' in limbo, but also on the beauty that still remains, which can turn the ordinary into extraordinary, regardless of all difficulties."
Marina Spironetti

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