Photos spotlight brutal hate crimes faced by South Africa’s black lesbian community Zanele Muholi is on a mission to rewrite the visual history of the black LGBTI community in South Africa, and expose rampant violence and discrimination

Photos spotlight brutal hate crimes faced by South Africa’s black lesbian community

Zanele Muholi is on a mission to rewrite the visual history of the black LGBTI community in South Africa, and expose rampant violence and discrimination

Courageous photographers shed light on their industry’s glaring gender disparity We rely on photos to convey stories from around the world. What’s at stake when so few of those stories are told by women?

Courageous photographers shed light on their industry’s glaring gender disparity

We rely on photos to convey stories from around the world. What’s at stake when so few of those stories are told by women?

Poignant photos explore womanhood in the fading world of WASP culture Beneath her family’s polished facade, Frances F. Denny explores the rigid constructs of femininity passed down over generations, and her complicated place on the family tree

Poignant photos explore womanhood in the fading world of WASP culture

Beneath her family’s polished facade, Frances F. Denny explores the rigid constructs of femininity passed down over generations, and her complicated place on the family tree

In Mickalene Thomas’s awe-inspiring portraits, a meaningful reflection of black women in art In a series of photographs that began with her mother, the world-renowned artist shows us her muses, dispelling a history of harmful stereotypes

In Mickalene Thomas’s awe-inspiring portraits, a meaningful reflection of black women in art

In a series of photographs that began with her mother, the world-renowned artist shows us her muses, dispelling a history of harmful stereotypes

Lauren Greenfield’s alluring, disturbing exploration of American girlhood The award-winning director of viral video “Like a Girl” discusses her fascinating career, exploring how American culture shapes young women and girls

Lauren Greenfield’s alluring, disturbing exploration of American girlhood

The award-winning director of viral video “Like a Girl” discusses her fascinating career, exploring how American culture shapes young women and girls

Photographer’s family album confronts racism and poverty in small town America LaToya Ruby Frazier’s striking portraits of herself, her mom, and her grandmother show the effects of economic decline and health care inequity in her hometown

Photographer’s family album confronts racism and poverty in small town America

LaToya Ruby Frazier’s striking portraits of herself, her mom, and her grandmother show the effects of economic decline and health care inequity in her hometown

“Women are too temperamental” to be sushi chefs Women have been excluded from the world of sushi for a number of ludicrous reasons, including the temperature of their hands — but not this trailblazing chef, Nakaba Miyazaki.

“Women are too temperamental” to be sushi chefs

Women have been excluded from the world of sushi for a number of ludicrous reasons, including the temperature of their hands — but not this trailblazing chef, Nakaba Miyazaki.

The private life of a Spanish porn actress, in photos A powerful documentary project introduces us to Marta, a woman whose life is far more complex than her on-screen persona

The private life of a Spanish porn actress, in photos

A powerful documentary project introduces us to Marta, a woman whose life is far more complex than her on-screen persona

Meet the teen photographer ushering Instagram into an era of feminism Rising photography star Lula Hyers is part of a generation of young women using Instagram as a tool for education and activism

Meet the teen photographer ushering Instagram into an era of feminism

Rising photography star Lula Hyers is part of a generation of young women using Instagram as a tool for education and activism

The unconventional reign of Sweden’s queer Queen Christina A new historical film examines the life of a free-thinking queen who defied gender stereotypes while ruling a nation in turmoil

The unconventional reign of Sweden’s queer Queen Christina

A new historical film examines the life of a free-thinking queen who defied gender stereotypes while ruling a nation in turmoil

Photographer investigates Muslim teens’ secret hookup culture Lina Hashim grew up between cultures as a Muslim in Denmark. She’s documenting similar young people thwarting strict moral codes and getting intimate in public spaces.

Photographer investigates Muslim teens’ secret hookup culture

Lina Hashim grew up between cultures as a Muslim in Denmark. She’s documenting similar young people thwarting strict moral codes and getting intimate in public spaces.

Intimate portraits explore the challenges of being born female in 17 countries Mark Tuschman’s photographs find truth and beauty in the resilience exercised daily by millions of women and girls facing violence and oppression

Intimate portraits explore the challenges of being born female in 17 countries

Mark Tuschman’s photographs find truth and beauty in the resilience exercised daily by millions of women and girls facing violence and oppression

Instagram’s pursuit of propriety is sexist and senseless Banning hashtags like #curvy that relate to the female body isn’t only sexist, it doesn’t seem to be working

Instagram’s pursuit of propriety is sexist and senseless

Banning hashtags like #curvy that relate to the female body isn’t only sexist, it doesn’t seem to be working