25 Inspirational Ladies of Street Photography

25 Inspirational Ladies of Street Photography

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Introduction

A while back we published a post called “The 10 most Influential Active Street Photographers“ that was about the 10 Street Photographers that are still active and that influence the Street Photography world in one way or another. Some might inspire with their work, others with the expertise and others with their overall contribution. No matter how though, the important thing is that all the people listed in the post have something to offer to the Street Photography Community. Even though most of the comments we received were positive, we also had the odd troll here and there, one of the most common asked questions was why are there no ladies listed. At first we got this question asked on Social Media Networks and then our Readers asked us on our website. Well, the answer is that we never noticed until you told us. That means that during our research we didn’t choose to look only at the work of male Street Photographers, it just happens that male Street Photographers are more active. It is just something that is what it is. What I am trying to say is that we didn’t leave out the ladies deliberately. Those comments though sparked an interest in us. We searched the internet looking for a list of Lady Street Photographers but we couldn’t seem to find one. So, we thought that since we had been asked by our Readers to add more ladies in our “The 10 most Influential Active Street Photographers“, why not make a separate post with a list of Inspirational lady Street Photographers. So, we did our research and today StreetHunters.net presents you with “25 Inspirational Ladies of Street Photography”.

NOTE: This list is presented in a completely random order

25 Ladies of Street Photography

Melanie Einzig

Melanie Einzig

Melanie Einzig is a member of the Street Photography collective In Public. She is an awarded Photographer based in New York that has a strong artistic background as well as a background in photojournalism. Her photographic work is currently exhibited in various art museums in the USA. You can read more about her and check out her amazing work on her website.

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Ania Vouloudi

Ania Vouloudi

Ania Vouloudi is a Greek Street Photographer from Thessaloniki. She currently shoots in both Thessaloniki and Rethymno mostly. She is a Construction Engineer and a published Photographer, featured in many online and offline magazines and websites. Her work has been exhibited many times in various exhibitions. You can read more about her at and check out her unique work on her website.

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Izabela Nowak

Izabela Nowak

Working mostly in b&w, Izabela Nowak is a Street Photographer with a certain grittiness to her images. Her images radiate a strong emotion and style. You can see more of her work on her website and flickr account provided below.

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Ania Klosek

Ania Klosek

Ania Klosek’s photos have a personal vibe, like they are all signed by her. She enjoys freezing time at awkward moments offering her viewers one of a kind compositions. You can see more of her work on her website and flickr account provided below.

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Sanja Buterin

Sanja Buterin

Sanja is a Street Photographer living in Croatia that loves to make photos with both digital and analogue cameras. She has a romantic style, with beautiful lines, intense shadows and interesting characters. She photographs mostly in old European cities. You can see more of her work on her flickr account and GooglePlus account provided below.

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Maria Kappatou

Maria Kappatou

Maria was born in Toronto, Canada and has since then moved to Greece. She has studied Art in Ontario and Graphic Design, Stage and Costume design, mosaic and the art of stained glass as well as Art Conservation in Athens. She is a multitalented Visual Artist with a fresh photographic style that is influenced by her strong artistic background. You can see more of her work on her flickr account provided below.

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Georgie Pauwels

Georgie Pauwels

Georgie Pauwels is a Computer Scientist living in Germany. She prefers using small discreet cameras to make photographs without interrupting or being noticed by the people around her. She has a minimalistic, clean style that she tries to implement in all her photos no matter where her travels take her. You can see more of her work on her flickr account and GooglePlus account provided below.

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Eleni Mahera

Eleni Mahera

Dramatic style, great scenes! Eleni Mahera offers her viewers a glimpse of the world through her eyes. Originally from Volos, Greece and now living in Komotini, Eleni shoots photos that look like they have come out from movies or paintings. You can see more of her work on her flickr account provided below.

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Kristin Van den Eede

Kristin Van den Eede

Looking, yawning, licking, staring, jumping, running, smiling, eating and more facial expressions are some of the things you will notice that are in Kristin’s work. She shoots people candidly and has an amazing collection of images to share. Kristin is based in Belgium and she is a Language Teacher. You can see more of her work on her flickr account provided below.

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Esther Moliné

Esther Moliné

Esther is from Madrid that now lives in Dublin. She has a versatile portfolio with mixed styles that take the viewer from one visual journey to the other. There are portraits, candids, empty streets, details, selfies and tons of other types of photographs to look through. Black and whites and colours are entwined into a marvelous collection of images. You can see more of her work on her flickr account provided below.

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Gina Maragoudaki

Gina Maragoudaki

Gina’s surreal, dramatic photos touch the viewer on a deeper level. Each image has a strong impact and works as a stepping stone to a chain of cognitive stimuli. Gina is from Greece and specifically from Athens the capital. You can see more of her work on her flickr account provided below.

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Violet Kashi

Violet Kashi

Violet Kashi is from Tel Aviv, Israel. Her photostream is inspirational, full of moments that you don’t see everyday. Colourful and vibrant images from the street, awesome close up candid portraits, very few monos and many shots of crowds of people where each person is doing their own thing. You can see more of her work on her flickr account provided below.

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Eleni Onasoglou

Eleni Onasoglou

Eleni Onasoglou is a Freelance Photographer from Syros, Greece that works and lives in Athens, Greece. Her work is a mixture of Street and Fashion. She shoots in the Street and captures moments of life with a dramatic tone. You can see more of her work on her website and flickr account provided below.

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Lara Wechsler

Lara Wechsler

Lara Wechsler is a Street Photographer that is based in New York. She always carries her camera in hand and finds inspiration in people, compositions and light. She likes capturing unusual photographs from unusual angles. She is a member of “The Brooklyn Arts Council”

and “The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition”. You can see more of her work on her website provided below.

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Lesley Ann Ercolano

Lesley Ann Ercolano

Lesley Ann Ercolano is a Street Photographer from Edinburgh, Scotland. Her work is truly inspiring, something that has been recognised by many. She has been featured in countless blogs, magazines and websites. All the photos in her photostream are shot at interesting angles, using amazing light sources, creating surreal effects that amaze. You can see more of her work on her flickr account provided below.

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Mary Ellen Mark

Mary Ellen Mark

Mary Ellen Mark recently received the 2014 Lifetime Achievement in Photography Award from the George Eastman House as well as the Outstanding Contribution Photography Award from the World Photography Organisation. She has published 18 books, contributed in numerous others, has had her work exhibited more times than I can remember taking a Street Photo, is recognised all over the world for her work and more, much more. You can see more of her work on her website provided below.

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Graciela Magnoni

Graciela Magnoni

Colourful, surreal photographs, with dark shadows, great expressions, reflections and more from the Streets from different places all over the world can be found in Graciela’s amazing Photostream on flickr. Well worth the look, her work is guaranteed to spark you with inspiration. You can see more of her work on her flickr account provided below.

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Eleni Rimantonaki

Eleni Rimantonaki

Eleni Rimantonaki lives and shoots in Athens, Greece. Her photographic work presented in her Flickr photostream is diverse, both colourful and monochromatic, with photos taken from dramatic angles and composed in an interesting way. You can see more of her work on her flickr account provided below.

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Soula Palentza

Soula Palentza

Shots from all sorts of angles, misty photos taken on country streets, black and white and colour compositions, the traditional Greek life of Soula’s hometown of Kozani, Greece documented in one amazing photostream for you to enjoy. You can see more of her work on her website and flickr account provided below.

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Ariadna Lasser

Ariadna Lasser

Most of Ariadna’s major body of work is black and white, strong contrast wide angle images. She also does colour work with motion blurs and interesting effects. She offers interesting compositions through condensation on windows, candid street portraits multiple exposure shots and more. Ariadna Lasser is a very creative Street Photographer from Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires that currently lives in Argentina. You can see more of her work on her flickr account provided below.

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Susana Hinojo

Susana Hinojo

Susana Hinojo is a Street Photographer from Montgat, Barcelona. She has been taking photos ever since she was a little girl. Susana’s photography is rich, expressive and mostly colourful. An amazing collection of smashing images from many places in the world, that are a feast for one’s eyes. You can see more of her work on her flickr account provided below.

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Malgorzata

Malgorzata

Even though one could argue that Malgorzata’s photostream isn’t Street Photography, it is still very inspiring and does include Street work. One just has to look for it through the experimental photography, nudes, portraits, fashion, multiple exposures, but it there and it is great. Malgorzata Stanislawa Szymko is from Rome, Italy. You can see more of her work on her flickr account provided below.

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Narelle Autio

Narelle Autio

Narelle is a Street Photographer from Australia and ever she was young she was drawn to art in one form or another. Narelle is a member of the In Public collective and her work is consisted of beautiful, colourful, creative photographs. She has had her work exhibited and is has won two awards and published one book. You can read more about her and check out her amazing work on her In Public profile page.

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Anna Delany

Anna Delany

Anna Delany is a Street Photographer from New Zealand that travels between her country and New York in search for new photography to enrich her already impressive portfolio. She explores the gritty street life to record stories and document the seconds of the lives of humans. For her, each photograph has it’s own story. You can see more of her work on her website provided below.

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Stella Johnson

Stella Johnson

Stella Johnson is a Street Photographer that is currently located in Boston. She is world famous for her work that has taken her all over the world. She shares amazing collections of inspiring photography on her website from Africa, Mexico, Nicaragua, Greece and Mexico! Her work has been exhibited countless times and she also does workshops. You can see more about her and her work on her website provided below.

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Conclusion

This post is dedicated to all the Ladies of Street Photography that inspire us all and make us want to reach new levels of creativity. Each Lady has her own style, her own view of the world and her own unique grasp of Street Photography. Doing the research for this post has been one of the best things I have done in the past week. I learned about new Street Photographers, saw new images and got inspired about Street Photography all over again.

Thank you Ladies.

Stay Sharp & Keep Shooting!

26 COMMENTS

  1. I dont understand how such talented street photographers as Danielle Houghton, Alison McCauley, Maria Plotnikova or Elena Maiorova didnt make it in the list. And Ksenia Tsykunova of course too.
    Regards Johanne.

  2. I’m SO happy Melanie Einzig is on the list. I’d like to give a shout out to Regina Monfort and Genevieve Hafner and their collaborative street photography blog The G Road with Melanie. Please take a look. Three extraordinary women street photographers based in NYC capturing the mundane to the absurd domestically and internationally.

  3. thank you very much… great honour to me! and, Mary Ellen Mark is my one of my favorite photographers 🙂 thanks again!

    • Hi Casey!

      Glad you enjoyed the post and thank you for sharing your list of female street photographers! I didn’t know of some of the ladies on the list, great resource!
      In the future we aim to share more information about the ladies of street. Your list will prove very helpful!

      Stay Sharp & Keep Shooting!

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