Every year in December photographers, agencies and publications share their best-of selections, of the work and stories done through the year. femLENS would like to share its own selection of our favourite photographs made by our various workshop participants. femLENS Best of 2017 can be viewed here.
This year femLENS ran two workshops – in the village of Torrox, Andalusia, Spain and in the city of Zhytomyr, Ukraine. The women and girls aged 14-64 explored their communities, families and even back yards.
femLENS teaches documentary photography to women and girls from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds, to include more female voices into the visual storytelling of the world.
Eva Rico Narváez
Maria poses for a photo in her sewing shop in Torrox, Spain.
A woman removes corn from the cob, which will be used as feed for animals as well as for herself, while the husk and stalks will be burned in a stove for heating, in rural Zhytomyr, Ukraine.
Storschuk’s grandparents pose for a photograph, in rural Zhytomyr, Ukraine.
A view of an autumn field in rural Zhytomyr, Ukraine.
Trash is seen next to a lake in rural Zhytomyr, Ukraine.
A view of Petruk’s house and her father’s old car, which she sits in when she wants to be online as the 3G signal is only in that spot, in rural Zhytomyr, Ukraine.
A woman knits at her door in Torrox, Spain.
A sewing spot in Noguera’s mother’s workshop in Torrox, Spain.
Maria Fernandez Marin
A woman weaves lace with bobbins in Torrox, Spain.
Women pose for a photo in traditional flamenco costumes during the Feria de Torrox, in Torrox, Spain.
Igor Civinsky, a volunteer at the local library, exercises in Zhytomyr, Ukraine. Civinsky suffers from cerebral palsy, he says he finds society often unkind but continues he to be an optimist.
Women sit at a market in Zhytomyr, Ukraine.