The Women Photojournalists of Washington is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about the role of women in the field of photojournalism. WPOW’s membership consists of seasoned and emerging female photojournalists, photo editors, video journalists, multimedia producers, students and other industry professionals working in the Washington, D.C., area. Members cover complex issues such as human trafficking, same-sex marriage, maternal mortality and immigration.
The 2015 exhibition judging panel included Sandy Ciric, director of photography at Getty Images News, Leslie dela Vega, digital director of photography at Rollingstone.com, and Judith Walgren, director of photography, the San Francisco Chronicle. Elizabeth Krist of National Geographic curated the exhibit for the second year in a row, and the prints were donated by National Geographic Imaging.
WPOW is hosting a FotoWeekDC discussion at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 10 titled “Picturing Diversity: Expanding the View,” on coverage of minorities and culture in photojournalism. The panelists include photographers Jahi Chickwendiu, Endia Beal, Zun Lee and Nina Robinson, and will be moderated by Washington Post director of photography MaryAnne Golon. It will be followed by an opening reception for the 2015 annual WPOW exhibition from 8 to 10:30 p.m.