It’s that time of the year again – to reflect and to celebrate. The images presented below are from our series of workshops we ran with women working in the media in the Cameroon, with a group of women based across Ireland, and with three photographers  from Indonesia, Mexico and Italy, who took part in our Discord Channel learning project.

When making the “Best Of”, one needs to be careful. As large institutions present their vision of the their “Best Of” at this time of the year, we are inundated with images and stories that we are so familiar with. Stereotypes bloom at this time of the year, so when selecting images to present we need to consider what it is we want to say.

This collection of images, in most cases, is not predictable. In the second year of the pandemic it is something fresh, uplifting and beautiful.  The stories behind each image are deep, and often personal. You can find them on our website under “femLENS Stories”. We hope you enjoy reviewing the femLENS year of 2021!