November Fashion Magazine Report Card

Each month we review popular U.S. fashion magazines to uncover trends in hiring female photographers for editorial features* and cover stories.

This month we grazed the November 2019 issues of ELLE, Vogue, Marie Claire, Allure and W magazines.

Overview:

5 Magazines

5 Female Editors-In-Chief

2 Covers by a Female Photographer

22+ Features

8 Female photographers

23 Male photographers

1* Black photographer

November wasn’t the worst month for female-identifying fashion photographers, especially if you get in to the magazine page counts. Zoey Grossman shot Elle’s Women in Hollywood Issue (a nice comeback for the magazine after their October Women in Music feature was photographed exclusively by men). Grossman not only took the cover but 21 pages of portraits.

Betina Du Toit racked up 16 gorgeous pages in Marie Claire this month. And finally, while W Magazine commissioned more than 80% male photographers, they did serve us some exquisite photos by Maripol and one image by the only black female photographer included this month, Ruth Ossai. Whether or not this was a pick-up image or a paid assignment is not known.

Vogue

EIC: Anna Wintour

Features: 8

Womxn photographers: 1

Black photographers: 0

ELLE

EIC: Nina Garcia

Features: 3

Womxn photographers: 1 (Cover)

Black photographers: 0

Marie Claire

EIC: Anne Fulenwider

Features: 2*

Womxn photographers: 1

Black photographers: 0

*Technically there were 5 features in the well, but only two of them commissioned original photography.

Allure

EIC: Michelle Lee

Features: 3*

Womxn Photographers: 3 (Cover)

Black photographers: 0

W Magazine

EIC: Sara Moonves

Features: 6

Womxn photographers: 2*

Black photographers: 1

*This issue contained a lot of photography that was provided by the artists that were featured, therefore it was difficult to determine which photographers were commissioned or if the images were “picked up” in one of the magazine’s features.


Resources for finding diverse photographers: Alreadymade, GirlGaze, Trove Artist Management, Equal Lens, F Collective, Authority Collective, Diversify Photo, & more.

Read more about our campaign to #DiversifyTheLens.


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*The fine print: Features refers to the number of feature stories in the ‘well’ of the magazine that included new commissioned photography. EIC = Editor-in-Chief. We are not always able to conclude how a specific photographer identifies either by race or gender, if we have reported anything in error, please contact us.


October Fashion Magazine Report Card

Each month we review popular U.S. fashion magazines to uncover trends in hiring female photographers for editorial features and cover stories.

This month we grazed the October 2019 issues of ELLE, Vogue, Marie Claire, and Harper’s Bazaar magazines.

Overview:

4 Magazines

4 Female Editors-In-Chief

1 Cover by a Female Photographer

23+ Features

2* Female photographers

15 Male photographers

0* Black photographers

October was not a progressive month for female-identifying photographers, snatching up less than 15% of the features we reviewed. Even more disappointing, ELLE’s Women in Music feature was photographed exclusively by men and Marie Claire’s 25 Women Changing the Future feature was also photographed by men or used pickup/stock photography. *Marie Claire ran the feature Dior Photography Awards for Young Talent which included the work of 3 female photographers, but technically all of the magazine’s commissioned features this month were shot by white male photographers.

Here’s the full breakdown:

Vogue

EIC: Anna Wintour

Features: 8

Womxn photographers: 2 (Cover, 3 features)

Black photographers: 0

ELLE

EIC: Nina Garcia

Features: 2

Womxn photographers: 0

Black photographers: 0

Marie Claire

EIC: Anne Fulenwider

Features: 6+

Womxn Photographers: 0*

Black photographers: 0*

Harper’s Bazaar

EIC: Glenda Bailey

Features: 7

Womxn photographers: 0

Black photographers: 0


Resources for finding diverse photographers: Alreadymade, GirlGaze, Trove Artist Management, Equal Lens, F Collective, Authority Collective, Diversify Photo, & more.

Read more about our campaign to #DiversifyTheLens.

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*The fine print: Features refers to the number of feature stories in the ‘well’ of the magazine that included new commissioned photography. EIC = Editor-in-Chief. If we have reported anything in error, please contact us.


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