FotoEvidence Launches The W Award for Women

FotoEvidence Women
is a new chapter of FotoEvidence Press, a space for free expression, devoted to engaged women photographers who want to tell their stories in the form of a photo book. Through their lenses women can shape the world differently and we want to give them this chance.

At this moment, women around the world are seeking equal rights and equal opportunity.  The FotoEvidence W Award for Personal Story will suppot this movement. It will be granted by a selection committee to one woman  whose work merits a book. The hardbound book will be published by FotoEvidence. Two other photographers will receive honorable mentions. 

A Woman Has A Thousand Hearts 

by Anahit Hayrapetyan

For a long time, I have returned off and on to the same topic - abuse and violence against women. Working for years in Armenia on the same topic, I have shared a lot with viewers and you may already be listening to stories like this more or less with a cold heart. But it is not possible to listen to such stories without tears..



Interview with Fatemeh BehboudiBy Susann Tischendorf 

"I was born during the Iran-Iraq war (1979) and I have witnessed the deep wounds of war in people's lives since childhood and have felt their pains closely. Two of my family members were killed in Saddam's bombing of Kashan city and another one was martyred during the war. I have spent all my childhood and adolescence during war and creating an image of this issue is especially important to me." Read to interview here.


book store

FAITH by Cris Suspect

FAITH tells a powerful visual story about a community’s response to discrimination, both racial and religious.

It takes the viewer into both realms, the erotic and the religious, juxtaposing their erotic freedom with the traditional solemnity of their church. Despite the striking visual contrast between these two realms, they both embody the self-empowerment and determination of a unique community.
Preorder the book here.


the gallery

Andrea Star Reese

From the series "Urban Cave", published  in a book.

Color  photograph
Printed on archival paper
Print size: 8x10 

To inquire about the price contact Andrea Kennedy at


Click on the image to view his testimony



FotoEvidence at
World Press Photo

Svetlana Bachevanova, founder and publisher of FotoEvidence Press, presents 'Standing Strong' on behalf of Josué Rivas, the winner of the 2018 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo. 

Danielle Villasana, presents her project, 'A Light Inside'. and issues trust  and access she faced creating her intimate reflection on the life of trans women in Peru. 

Marcus Bleasdale, 2015 FotoEvidence Book Award winner challenges the photojournalism communit to address issues of sexual harrassment.