Women war photographers

Susan Meiselas, Jillian Edelstein and Jenny Matthews talk in The Guardian about their working lives as photographers on the frontline. There are more and more women doing it, they say, and the perceptions of others can help get to the story,

“Though the secret service was on our case, we were not taken seriously because we were women. It helped us get around and get our story.” Meiselas would agree: “Women have the advantage of being less threatening. So I could go into the homes [of Sandinista rebels], if given permission, and take photos, because that is where the wounded were taken.” link

The picture above is by Susan Meiselas and was taken in 1979 in Nicaragua.