In Honor of International Woman’s Day I want to take a moment to celebrate all the amazing women toy photographers I know. I realize that International Woman’s Day was created to commemorate the struggle for women’s rights, both social and political. Maybe toy photography doesn’t rate? But since this is a blog dedicated to talking about toy photography – today I will honor the women of toy photography.
I wrote about Women in Toy Photography back in 2015. This post caused some controversy. Some people thought I was asking for some sort of special treatment. That was never my intention. I don’t think that women who play with toys, collect toys, photograph toys or create toys, need a helping hand from anyone. They’re strong women creating amazing work that adds depth and variety to our community. But sometimes our voice gets lost in the sea of testosterone we swim in daily. I created the tag, #womenintoyphotography, as a way for women toy photographers to find each other.
On International Woman’s Day I want to take a moment to say thank you! Thank you to all the women willing to get out their toys and mix it up with the boys. Thank you for being a constant inspiration to me. And most importantly, thank you for your friendship.
If you’re not following any women toy photographers, today is a good day to change that. Today is also a good day to tell a female photographer how much you’re inspired by their work. Lets show all the women toy photographers how much we appreciate their contribution to our community.
In Honor of International Woman’s Day, let’s celebrate the diversity and creativity of all the women toy photographers!
What? You don’t know any women photographers! Here’s a partial list to get you started.
KAlexanderson; Wikitoybox; BrickandMordor; Coney_Dogg; HarleyQuin; JenniferNicoleWells; Pina.of.Brickland;, Miss_feklista; Actionfigureworkout; IGypsyWoman; lady.nightingale; buttsintheair; the_adventures_of_little_amy; stepping_on_bricks; LizzyBelle9; handstand30; skizzoph; missmindylou; verboomwendy; zentero; fourbrickstall; vera_senyuta; mrs.playwell; Miaka21; lynmillerlachman; _thickasabrick_; mad_phoenix; gogglebox; Jhoren_kei; grownasswomenwithdinosaurs; kinda26; pixel_bricks; rachaels_toy_stories; niknoo1982; sacha1982; awesomealexis1; mrsfunkopop; bckawaii; legobecky; sandras4ndr4; jvanholder; minzoom; sandi_gee; shotbykristy; swissgrid; pandamoonium; cassrn530; orokukarai; fayegb; dani_to_the_ella; lynnettered; vng81; tanya.darko; dollpower; rygar32; awesome_oso; muertosdolls; gimme_toys; Monstresss; by_a.n.n.a.; Vacapita; Tiedefendor31; Aizzatifs; Kittenvilla; amomonster; strawberryjamnila; snowywood; mumslego; verylittlething; walinda_718; nat_lil_piggy; truebricklove; theanatomyofacupcake; pook_ns; the_horror_victim; jessvero__; mybibie_b; ateensyspaceinhell; legosvelte; littlelegolove; lego.meets.cinema; miss_oneyes; gwendolynnewkirk; sermon; yulabeatrice; tmhawk24; pixlilli; juldavs; marmotuca; and…
If you know anyone who should be on this list, please let me know.
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Thank you for the mention Shelly! It’s wonderful to see that there are so many great women toy photographers!
Lynn you are one of the best of the female photographers! I have actually added ta few more names and as I find more I will expand the list. 🙂
Happy IWD Shelly, and all you chicks! x
Thanks Brett! Happy to have you as an honorary member! 😉
What a beautiful post, Shelly. I’m honored to be in your list and in your circles. I remember the first days of that tag… Ever since then, I proudly use it in all my photographs. Like you said, it’s the best way to discover women like us.
Thank you Pinar! Yes we do go back a ways, don’t we? It’s the first tag I have in mine group. It’s nice to see it still gets used. Now to convince a few more women to use it….
I’m a day late but anyway fighting for women’s rights and gender equality is not just a one day per year thing. And when I see some discussions online, sometimes on subjects that seems so detached from reality, it’s clear to me the fight is definitely not over…
Here’s some names that came to my mind and weren’t on your list: @pixlilli, @juldavs and @marmotuca
You’re right, the fight is far from over. I only have to look at who is the president of the US to know how far we have to go still. Its sort of heartbreaking. 🙁
Thank you for these additional names. Im embarrassed I had not thought of JulDavs already since she such an awesome member of our G+ community. Thanks for reminding me of these three wonderful photographers!
Thanks for including me, and don’t worry we are a lot of ladies photographers. Thanks to your list I discovered some new ones. XD
Awe, thanks for understanding Julia! I also discovered a few new ladies to follow! 🙂
Woohoo! I love that you started the #womenintoyphotography tag! Thanks for sharing all those names above! There are definitely new photogs I need to go check out!
See you soon!
I wish there were more names and I will try to add to it. Even I found a few amazing new accounts to follow! Happy browsing and I hope you will use the tag too!
Thanks for including me in this. I’m deeply humbled 🤓
My absolute pleasure! While the interest in toy photography is expanding, I think we need to band together to encourage more girls and women to participate! Thank you so much for using the tag! xoxo
Thank you for the tag ,i’m honerd , i find some new great gallery’s thanks to you. Keep up the good work.
Greetings Wendy Verboom
Your welcome Wendy. Of course no list of women toy photographers would be completer without you! I also found a few new accounts to follow, there is a lot of talent in this list! Cheers!