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Professional Photography Approaches Gender Balance

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In 1970, fewer than one in five professional photographers were female. Times have changed:

(Source: Institute for Women’s Policy Research, with data from the U.S. Deptartment of Labor)

Alex Wild About the Author: Alex Wild is an Illinois-based entomologist who studies the evolutionary history of ants. In 2003 he founded a photography business as an aesthetic complement to his scientific work, and his natural history photographs appear in numerous museums, books, and media outlets. Follow on Twitter @myrmecos.

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  1. 1. catwoman56 6:37 pm 06/8/2014

    Why do you think their are less African American in the field of science

    Link to this

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