Female cinematographers create International Collective of Female Cinematographers (ICFC)

Women who work as cinematographers can now join an international group called the "International Collective of Female Cinematographers (ICFC)", created to giving public face their "often overlooked" minority in the industry. Their website icfcfilm.com has a database of the women who behind the camera, and list their skillsets so you know what they're good at. The ICFC hold local events for members, while the database serves as a global job site if you need to find a qualified DP anywhere in the world.

In their official launch statement they explain: "The aim of the collective and web presence is to establish that female Directors of Photography are not, in fact, an anomaly...Individually ICFC members identify as simply Cinematographers — without gender qualifiers. However, as a group, they’ve found it useful to organize around gender until such time as women cease to be perceived as statistical anomalies or token hires behind the lens.

"Though they are indeed technical wizards, Female DPs are by no means magical or imaginary; our rarity is often overstated, while our under-employment is frequently overlooked."

You can find some of the current members on the website already, such as Tarin Anderson (depicted above), Sandra Valde, Liz Yarwood and Savannah Bloch.

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