Do men or women make better photographers?

Hollywood Blvd Selfie- infrared flash 2015 Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

Infrared flash photo

When it comes to the question of – do men or women make better photographers? I’d say that it just depends on the assignment.

When I look at a list of some of my favorite photographers, women make up a good portion of it.  Here is a short list…

Lisette Model, Robert Frank, Mary Ellen Mark, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Michel Chelbin, Les Krims, Maggie Steber, Don McCullin, Salgado, Irving Penn, Diane Arbus, Gail Halaban,  Cristina Garcia Rodero, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Bruce Davidson, Robert Doisineau, Jane Evelyn Atwood, W. Eugene Smith, Martin Munkasci, Larry Fink, O. Rufus Lovett, Weegee, Robert Capa, Judy Dater, Ray Metzger, Erich Salomon, Harry K. Shigeta, Emmet Gowin, Jill Freeman, James Nanchez, Helen Levitte, Shelby Lee Adams, Brassai, O.Winston Link, William Mortensen, Margaret Bourke White and Dorthea Lange.

A couple of my ‘favorites of favorites’ from the list are Cristina Garcia Rodero & Jane Evelyn Atwood. I really like Rodero‘s photos and admire Atwood’s work ethic. Of course, many of the other photogs on the list are great as well.

It is no argument men and women bring different gender skills to the table when it comes to a tough or specialized assignment. Here is an example where a female photog has an advantage over a male photog…

If the assignment does not require the benefits of their gender, then I’d say that all things considered, when it comes to producing iconic photos, there is no difference in the genders…they both can produce equally well.

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