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Photo by @mariacontrerascoll | The Living Goddess of Patan, who was selected earlier this year, applies some makeup in her new home in the Kumari Temple of Patan in Kathmandu Valley. Picked from the Nepalese Newari community between the age of 3 to 6, she is believed to be the personification of the Goddess Taleju or Devi, worshipped both by Hindus and Buddhists.
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This is @_mallorybenedict, managing director of @womenphotograph, photo editor, and curator of the WP Instagram feed. This week I'll be sharing a small edit of photos from the 100 that make up our Year in Pictures. You’ll see work shot on assignment for publications like @nytimes and @natgeo, as well as personal projects that explore mental health and self-representation. The stories span the globe, as do the photographers — from Nigeria to the Philippines, and Brazil to Yemen, and 47 of the 100 photographers included identify as people of color.
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Photo by @mariacontrerascoll | the living goddess of patan, who was selected earlier this year, applies some makeup in her new home in the kumari temple of patan in kathmandu valley. picked from the nepalese newari community between the age of 3 to 6, she is believed to be the personification of the goddess taleju or devi, worshipped both by hindus and buddhists.

this is @_mallorybenedict, managing director of @womenphotograph, photo editor, and curator of the wp instagram feed. this week i'll be sharing a small edit of photos from the 100 that make up our year in pictures. you’ll see work shot on assignment for publications like @nytimes and @natgeo, as well as personal projects that explore mental health and self-representation. the stories span the globe, as do the photographers — from nigeria to the philippines, and brazil to yemen, and 47 of the 100 photographers included identify as people of color.

click the link in our bio to see the full 100. here's to more inclusivity in 2019!
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Photo by @nyimaslaula | Around 2,000 Balinese Hindu women perform the Tenun dance in an attempt to break an Indonesian record at the closing ceremony of the Petitenget Festival, Bali, Indonesia.
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This is @_mallorybenedict, managing director of @womenphotograph, photo editor, and curator of the WP Instagram feed. This week I'll be sharing a small edit of photos from the 100 that make up our Year in Pictures. You’ll see work shot on assignment for publications like @nytimes and @natgeo, as well as personal projects that explore mental health and self-representation. The stories span the globe, as do the photographers — from Nigeria to the Philippines, and Brazil to Yemen, and 47 of the 100 photographers included identify as people of color.
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Photo by @nyimaslaula | around 2,000 balinese hindu women perform the tenun dance in an attempt to break an indonesian record at the closing ceremony of the petitenget festival, bali, indonesia.

this is @_mallorybenedict, managing director of @womenphotograph, photo editor, and curator of the wp instagram feed. this week i'll be sharing a small edit of photos from the 100 that make up our year in pictures. you’ll see work shot on assignment for publications like @nytimes and @natgeo, as well as personal projects that explore mental health and self-representation. the stories span the globe, as do the photographers — from nigeria to the philippines, and brazil to yemen, and 47 of the 100 photographers included identify as people of color.

click the link in our bio to see the full 100. here's to more inclusivity in 2019!
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Photo by @gulshanii | A girl ties the Palestinian keffiyeh during a demonstration of members of pro-Palestinian groups and other civil society groups outside the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg, South Africa on Tuesday May 15, 2018 to protest against the killing of 59 Palestinians in clashes and protests the day before, coinciding with the United States formally moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
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This is @_mallorybenedict, managing director of @womenphotograph, photo editor, and curator of the WP Instagram feed. This week I'll be sharing a small edit of photos from the 100 that make up our Year in Pictures. You’ll see work shot on assignment for publications like @nytimes and @natgeo, as well as personal projects that explore mental health and self-representation. The stories span the globe, as do the photographers — from Nigeria to the Philippines, and Brazil to Yemen, and 47 of the 100 photographers included identify as people of color.
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Click the link in our bio to see the full 100. Here's to more inclusivity in 2019!
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Photo by @gulshanii | a girl ties the palestinian keffiyeh during a demonstration of members of pro-palestinian groups and other civil society groups outside the u.s. consulate general in johannesburg, south africa on tuesday may 15, 2018 to protest against the killing of 59 palestinians in clashes and protests the day before, coinciding with the united states formally moving its embassy in israel from tel aviv to jerusalem.

this is @_mallorybenedict, managing director of @womenphotograph, photo editor, and curator of the wp instagram feed. this week i'll be sharing a small edit of photos from the 100 that make up our year in pictures. you’ll see work shot on assignment for publications like @nytimes and @natgeo, as well as personal projects that explore mental health and self-representation. the stories span the globe, as do the photographers — from nigeria to the philippines, and brazil to yemen, and 47 of the 100 photographers included identify as people of color.

click the link in our bio to see the full 100. here's to more inclusivity in 2019!
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Photo by @acacia.johnson | A grizzly bear waits for salmon at Brooks Falls, Alaska. Brooks Camp, in Alaska's Katmai National Park, is a wild bear sanctuary accessible to the public, making bear viewing possible in a safe and controlled way that respects and protects the animals (it's even wheelchair accessible!). This bear population is currently threatened by the proposed Pebble Mine project, which could destroy this remarkable salmon habitat.
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This is @_mallorybenedict, managing director of @womenphotograph, photo editor, and curator of the WP Instagram feed. This week I'll be sharing a small edit of photos from the 100 that make up our Year in Pictures. You’ll see work shot on assignment for publications like @nytimes and @natgeo, as well as personal projects that explore mental health and self-representation. The stories span the globe, as do the photographers — from Nigeria to the Philippines, and Brazil to Yemen, and 47 of the 100 photographers included identify as people of color.
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Click the link in our bio to see the full 100. Here's to more inclusivity in 2019!
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Photo by @acacia.johnson | a grizzly bear waits for salmon at brooks falls, alaska. brooks camp, in alaska's katmai national park, is a wild bear sanctuary accessible to the public, making bear viewing possible in a safe and controlled way that respects and protects the animals (it's even wheelchair accessible!). this bear population is currently threatened by the proposed pebble mine project, which could destroy this remarkable salmon habitat.

this is @_mallorybenedict, managing director of @womenphotograph, photo editor, and curator of the wp instagram feed. this week i'll be sharing a small edit of photos from the 100 that make up our year in pictures. you’ll see work shot on assignment for publications like @nytimes and @natgeo, as well as personal projects that explore mental health and self-representation. the stories span the globe, as do the photographers — from nigeria to the philippines, and brazil to yemen, and 47 of the 100 photographers included identify as people of color.

click the link in our bio to see the full 100. here's to more inclusivity in 2019!
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Photo by @mishkusk (Michaela Skovranova) | Just a few metres underwater at one of the last remaining Australian Sea Lion colonies, I got to share beautiful moments with the local sea lions. I would drop down underwater where he was resting and stay as long as I could. We are both utilising our mammalian dive reflex - an evolutionary trait we both share. Australian Sea Lions breathe oxygen, just like us. They talk to each other, tease each other and collaborate with each other. Unfortunately, the Australian Sea Lion is one of the rarest seals in the world suffering from threats such as entanglement, marine debris and habitat destruction. The challenges ocean creatures face are incredibly complex, however, we now more than ever have an opportunity to learn and explore different options. We have access to information and many of us are fortunate enough to be able to make choices which allow us to move through this world in a more conscious way.
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This is @_mallorybenedict, managing director of @womenphotograph, photo editor, and curator of the WP Instagram feed. This week I'll be sharing a small edit of photos from the 100 that make up our Year in Pictures. You’ll see work shot on assignment for publications like @nytimes and @natgeo, as well as personal projects that explore mental health and self-representation. The stories span the globe, as do the photographers — from Nigeria to the Philippines, and Brazil to Yemen, and 47 of the 100 photographers included identify as people of color.
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Click the link in our bio to see the full 100. Here's to more inclusivity in 2019!
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Photo by @mishkusk (michaela skovranova) | just a few metres underwater at one of the last remaining australian sea lion colonies, i got to share beautiful moments with the local sea lions. i would drop down underwater where he was resting and stay as long as i could. we are both utilising our mammalian dive reflex - an evolutionary trait we both share. australian sea lions breathe oxygen, just like us. they talk to each other, tease each other and collaborate with each other. unfortunately, the australian sea lion is one of the rarest seals in the world suffering from threats such as entanglement, marine debris and habitat destruction. the challenges ocean creatures face are incredibly complex, however, we now more than ever have an opportunity to learn and explore different options. we have access to information and many of us are fortunate enough to be able to make choices which allow us to move through this world in a more conscious way.

this is @_mallorybenedict, managing director of @womenphotograph, photo editor, and curator of the wp instagram feed. this week i'll be sharing a small edit of photos from the 100 that make up our year in pictures. you’ll see work shot on assignment for publications like @nytimes and @natgeo, as well as personal projects that explore mental health and self-representation. the stories span the globe, as do the photographers — from nigeria to the philippines, and brazil to yemen, and 47 of the 100 photographers included identify as people of color.

click the link in our bio to see the full 100. here's to more inclusivity in 2019!
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Photo by @katherineluphotography | This Costasiella sap-sucking sea slug is no larger than a grain of rice and is captured here next to its freshly laid egg circles. With its adorable cartoon face and rosy cheeks, it is commonly referred to by its nickname, Shaun the Sheep.
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This is @_mallorybenedict, managing director of @womenphotograph, photo editor, and curator of the WP Instagram feed. This week I'll be sharing a small edit of photos from the 100 that make up our Year in Pictures. You’ll see work shot on assignment for publications like @nytimes and @natgeo, as well as personal projects that explore mental health and self-representation. The stories span the globe, as do the photographers — from Nigeria to the Philippines, and Brazil to Yemen, and 47 of the 100 photographers included identify as people of color.
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Click the link in our bio to see the full 100. Here's to more inclusivity in 2019!
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Photo by @katherineluphotography | this costasiella sap-sucking sea slug is no larger than a grain of rice and is captured here next to its freshly laid egg circles. with its adorable cartoon face and rosy cheeks, it is commonly referred to by its nickname, shaun the sheep.

this is @_mallorybenedict, managing director of @womenphotograph, photo editor, and curator of the wp instagram feed. this week i'll be sharing a small edit of photos from the 100 that make up our year in pictures. you’ll see work shot on assignment for publications like @nytimes and @natgeo, as well as personal projects that explore mental health and self-representation. the stories span the globe, as do the photographers — from nigeria to the philippines, and brazil to yemen, and 47 of the 100 photographers included identify as people of color.

click the link in our bio to see the full 100. here's to more inclusivity in 2019!
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Photo by @kchete77 (Karla Gachet) | Jenny Silva visits Laura Sermeno for her
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Photo by @kchete77 (karla gachet) | jenny silva visits laura sermeno for her "cuarentena" in los angeles, a tradition for many latin women. forty days after giving birth, the new mother closes her birth cycle with a ceremony. this includes a steam bath with the baby in special herbs, and a massage to help return the u****s to its natural place.

this is @_mallorybenedict, managing director of @womenphotograph, photo editor, and curator of the wp instagram feed. this week i'll be sharing a small edit of photos from the 100 that make up our year in pictures. you’ll see work shot on assignment for publications like @nytimes and @natgeo, as well as personal projects that explore mental health and self-representation. the stories span the globe, as do the photographers — from nigeria to the philippines, and brazil to yemen, and 47 of the 100 photographers included identify as people of color.

click the link in our bio to see the full 100. here's to more inclusivity in 2019!
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Photo by @amaraeno | ”I guess... you’re compared to a couple – families where there’s two parents. It wouldn’t be frowned upon if a mum was to stay at home but if you’re single parent staying at home, it’s sort of like you have no business staying at home, you should go and work. But then at the same time, you go and work, and it’s just a struggle because there’s nothing – there’s no provisions in place for people to go and work when there’s no childcare. And childcare costs too much.” From “The 25 Percent” – Harriet and her daughter in London, UK, March 2018. Harriet became pregnant with her daughter at the age of 17, but against those odds, she went on to pursue a full-time university degree while still raising her daughter more or less on her own. Harriet feels that education about the realities of young parenthood is something that needs to be taught in schools and she therefore spends her own time running these types of workshops for 14-21 year olds in schools around London.
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This is @_mallorybenedict, managing director of @womenphotograph, photo editor, and curator of the WP Instagram feed. This week I'll be sharing a small edit of photos from the 100 that make up our Year in Pictures. You’ll see work shot on assignment for publications like @nytimes and @natgeo, as well as personal projects that explore mental health and self-representation. The stories span the globe, as do the photographers — from Nigeria to the Philippines, and Brazil to Yemen, and 47 of the 100 photographers included identify as people of color.
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Click the link in our bio to see the full 100. Here's to more inclusivity in 2019!
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Photo by @amaraeno | ”i guess... you’re compared to a couple – families where there’s two parents. it wouldn’t be frowned upon if a mum was to stay at home but if you’re single parent staying at home, it’s sort of like you have no business staying at home, you should go and work. but then at the same time, you go and work, and it’s just a struggle because there’s nothing – there’s no provisions in place for people to go and work when there’s no childcare. and childcare costs too much.” from “the 25 percent” – harriet and her daughter in london, uk, march 2018. harriet became pregnant with her daughter at the age of 17, but against those odds, she went on to pursue a full-time university degree while still raising her daughter more or less on her own. harriet feels that education about the realities of young parenthood is something that needs to be taught in schools and she therefore spends her own time running these types of workshops for 14-21 year olds in schools around london.

this is @_mallorybenedict, managing director of @womenphotograph, photo editor, and curator of the wp instagram feed. this week i'll be sharing a small edit of photos from the 100 that make up our year in pictures. you’ll see work shot on assignment for publications like @nytimes and @natgeo, as well as personal projects that explore mental health and self-representation. the stories span the globe, as do the photographers — from nigeria to the philippines, and brazil to yemen, and 47 of the 100 photographers included identify as people of color.

click the link in our bio to see the full 100. here's to more inclusivity in 2019!
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Photo by @eloisalopez | Relatives hold on to Michelle Pineda as she mourns over the casket of her 13-year-old son Aldrinne during his funeral on March 14, 2018 in Tondo, Manila, Philippines. Pineda was killed by a policeman after supposedly firing his gun “accidentally.” Pineda is only one of the many children killed over the two-year course of the Philippine government's war on drugs.
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This is @_mallorybenedict, managing director of @womenphotograph, photo editor, and curator of the WP Instagram feed. This week I'll be sharing a small edit of photos from the 100 that make up our Year in Pictures. You’ll see work shot on assignment for publications like @nytimes and @natgeo, as well as personal projects that explore mental health and self-representation. The stories span the globe, as do the photographers — from Nigeria to the Philippines, and Brazil to Yemen, and 47 of the 100 photographers included identify as people of color.
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Click the link in our bio to see the full 100. Here's to more inclusivity in 2019!
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Photo by @eloisalopez | relatives hold on to michelle pineda as she mourns over the casket of her 13-year-old son aldrinne during his funeral on march 14, 2018 in tondo, manila, philippines. pineda was killed by a policeman after supposedly firing his gun “accidentally.” pineda is only one of the many children killed over the two-year course of the philippine government's war on drugs.

this is @_mallorybenedict, managing director of @womenphotograph, photo editor, and curator of the wp instagram feed. this week i'll be sharing a small edit of photos from the 100 that make up our year in pictures. you’ll see work shot on assignment for publications like @nytimes and @natgeo, as well as personal projects that explore mental health and self-representation. the stories span the globe, as do the photographers — from nigeria to the philippines, and brazil to yemen, and 47 of the 100 photographers included identify as people of color.

click the link in our bio to see the full 100. here's to more inclusivity in 2019!
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Photo by @yumnaaa | I Am Who I Am Who Am I, 2018. From a series of self-portraits on body and self-expression.
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This is @_mallorybenedict, managing director of @womenphotograph, photo editor, and curator of the WP Instagram feed. This week I'll be sharing a small edit of photos from the 100 that make up our Year in Pictures. You’ll see work shot on assignment for publications like @nytimes and @natgeo, as well as personal projects that explore mental health and self-representation. The stories span the globe, as do the photographers — from Nigeria to the Philippines, and Brazil to Yemen, and 47 of the 100 photographers included identify as people of color.
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Photo by @yumnaaa | i am who i am who am i, 2018. from a series of self-portraits on body and self-expression.

this is @_mallorybenedict, managing director of @womenphotograph, photo editor, and curator of the wp instagram feed. this week i'll be sharing a small edit of photos from the 100 that make up our year in pictures. you’ll see work shot on assignment for publications like @nytimes and @natgeo, as well as personal projects that explore mental health and self-representation. the stories span the globe, as do the photographers — from nigeria to the philippines, and brazil to yemen, and 47 of the 100 photographers included identify as people of color.

click the link in our bio to see the full 100. here's to more inclusivity in 2019!
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Photo by @gaiasquarci | Lava from Fissure 7 of the eruption of Kilauea volcano advances on the street in the residential area of Leilani Estates, Big Island, Hawaii.
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This is @_mallorybenedict, managing director of @womenphotograph, photo editor, and curator of the WP Instagram feed. This week I'll be sharing a small edit of photos from the 100 that make up our Year in Pictures. You’ll see work shot on assignment for publications like @nytimes and @natgeo, as well as personal projects that explore mental health and self-representation. The stories span the globe, as do the photographers — from Nigeria to the Philippines, and Brazil to Yemen, and 47 of the 100 photographers included identify as people of color.
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Click the link in our bio to see the full 100. Here's to more inclusivity in 2019!
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Photo by @gaiasquarci | lava from fissure 7 of the eruption of kilauea volcano advances on the street in the residential area of leilani estates, big island, hawaii.

this is @_mallorybenedict, managing director of @womenphotograph, photo editor, and curator of the wp instagram feed. this week i'll be sharing a small edit of photos from the 100 that make up our year in pictures. you’ll see work shot on assignment for publications like @nytimes and @natgeo, as well as personal projects that explore mental health and self-representation. the stories span the globe, as do the photographers — from nigeria to the philippines, and brazil to yemen, and 47 of the 100 photographers included identify as people of color.

click the link in our bio to see the full 100. here's to more inclusivity in 2019!
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Photo by @hellobunni | Every year around the world black creatives unite to attend Afropunk, a music festival that unites people from the African diaspora to celebrate and champion blackness. This is Daryl McPherson. “What inspired me to create the durag? Well, someone said something negative about it and that caught my attention. So I thought I'd do something different and I searched for the longest durag ever made. It was a mission. When I found it, I added my own twist to it. That's what I do. It took about two days to throw the diamonds on. I don't make clothes, but whenever Afropunk comes up, I have to do something.”
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This is @_mallorybenedict, managing director of @womenphotograph, photo editor, and curator of the WP Instagram feed. This week I'll be sharing a small edit of photos from the 100 that make up our Year in Pictures. You’ll see work shot on assignment for publications like @nytimes and @natgeo, as well as personal projects that explore mental health and self-representation. The stories span the globe, as do the photographers — from Nigeria to the Philippines, and Brazil to Yemen, and 47 of the 100 photographers included identify as people of color.
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Click the link in our bio to see the full 100. Here's to more inclusivity in 2019!
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Photo by @hellobunni | every year around the world black creatives unite to attend afropunk, a music festival that unites people from the african diaspora to celebrate and champion blackness. this is daryl mcpherson. “what inspired me to create the durag? well, someone said something negative about it and that caught my attention. so i thought i'd do something different and i searched for the longest durag ever made. it was a mission. when i found it, i added my own twist to it. that's what i do. it took about two days to throw the diamonds on. i don't make clothes, but whenever afropunk comes up, i have to do something.”

this is @_mallorybenedict, managing director of @womenphotograph, photo editor, and curator of the wp instagram feed. this week i'll be sharing a small edit of photos from the 100 that make up our year in pictures. you’ll see work shot on assignment for publications like @nytimes and @natgeo, as well as personal projects that explore mental health and self-representation. the stories span the globe, as do the photographers — from nigeria to the philippines, and brazil to yemen, and 47 of the 100 photographers included identify as people of color.

click the link in our bio to see the full 100. here's to more inclusivity in 2019!
740 2 3 days ago