In my last post mentioned Max Houghton who I worked with on Sound, Word, Landscape a couple of years ago.
She's also a co-author and editor with Fiona Rogers of Firecracker: Female Photographers Now. This is a book featuring women who have worked in photography in cultural, political and personal fields that often feature the vulnerable and the marginalised (as well as the confident and powerful).
In that sense it's not really a book about women photographers, it's a book about the different ways of working and strategies that are being used to tell stories, to amplify voices that deserve and need to be heard.
And the work they show is amazing! There are the portraits of Zanele Muholi, Laura El-Tantawy's work from Cairo, Lua Ribeira's Noises in the Blood, Sanne de Wilde's Dwarf Empire, Ying Ang's Gold Coast, Bieke Depoorter, Juno Calypso, Mariela Sancari, Chloe Dewe Matthews. It's all really good.
It's all work by women, but it's also a compendium of contemporary photographic practice and storytelling from a range of global perspectives. And it's really good.
Buy Firecracker here somewhere.
Don't buy it from Amazon.