July 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 July/Summer 2019 issues of ELLE, Vogue, Marie Claire, Porter, and Harper’s Bazaar.

Overview:

5 Fashion Magazines

5 Female Editors-In-Chief

1.5* Covers by a Female Photographer

27 Features

24 Male photographers (78% of the photographers hired were male)

7 Female photographers (22% of the photographers hired were female)

0 Black/Latinx photographers (We counted 2 Asian photographers but information on ethnicity is not always available.)

Despite an inspiring increase in the number of black and brown models/actors gracing the covers of fashion magazines in 2019, the number of female and non-white photographers being hired to photograph features and covers does not seem to have increased significantly in the past year.

While the vast majority of editors-in-chief and photo editors are women, often self-described feminists, and they have made female-empowering headlines their marketing gold (their readers are 80% female,) we are hoping for at least 50% representation when it comes to hiring diverse image-makers.

Here’s the breakdown:

Vogue 

Features: 9

Womxn photographers: 2.5*

Black/Latinx photographers: 0

EIC: Anna Wintour

Sr. Visual Producer: Danielle Gruberger


ELLE

Features: 2

Womxn Photographers: 0

Black/Latinx photographers: 0

EIC: Nina Garcia

Deputy Photo Director: Cary Georges


Marie Claire

Features: 2*

Womxn photographers: 0

Black/Latinx photographers: 0

EIC: Anne Fulenwider

Chief Visual Content Director: Alix Campbell


Harper’s Bazaar

Features: 6

Womxn Photographers: 2

Black/Latinx photographers: 0

EIC: Glenda Bailey

Visual & Bookings Director: Ignacio Murillo


Porter

Features: 8

Womxn Photographers: 1.5*

Black/Latinx photographers: 0

EIC: Sarah Bailey

Bookings & Photography Director: Karla Shield

While Porter gets props for being the only fashion magazine reviewed that hired a female photographer to shoot a cover, 7 of their 8 features were shot by white male photographers.


BONUS FIND:

Madonna was photographed by two male photographers for the cover of British Vogue with the headline: “As A Woman, I Had To Fight To Get Where I Am Now If any celebrity could demand a female photographer, it’s Madame X.


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

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*The fine print: Features refers to the number of feature stories in the ‘well’ of the magazine that included photography. EIC = Editor-in-Chief. “.5” = refers to stories shot by a male/female team or single features that use multiple photographers 1 male, 1 female. Two of Marie Claire’s four features were photo-illustrative/illustration collage, one of which was created by a female artist. If we have reported anything in error, please contact us.





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Photography by Adam Moroz

Model Corey White/Jones Model Management

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Photographed in Los Angeles

Model: Kaitlyn Withers/NEXT/Jones Model Management

Hair: Stephanie Cantu

Styling: Branden Ruiz

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