Women’s Work – a project that breaks down professional gender stereotypes

Jan 24, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Women’s Work – a project that breaks down professional gender stereotypes

Jan 24, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Gender stereotypes exist in all fields of our society, and jobs are no exception. Even Google Image Search separates men and women in different job groups. Photographer Chris Crisman created a project that blurs the traditional line between “men’s” and “women’s” jobs.

In a project “Women’s Work”, he created environmental portraits of women in their workplace – and they all work at the positions traditionally held by men. The results are stunning, powerful portraits of equally stunning and powerful women.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BLrakuehzM0/?taken-by=crismanphoto

It all started when Chris heard of Heather Marold Thomason, who works as a butcher. As he had never heard of a female butcher before, he got intrigued. In a couple of weeks, he shot her portrait in her shop, and that’s when he knew he wanted to turn this into a project.

Heather Marold Thomason, butcher

The project started in February 2016. Since then, Chris has found a number of women to photograph, mainly by word of mouth and through colleagues’ suggestions. He points out that this is an ongoing project, so he will create more portraits.

Chris was raised to believe that he could do whatever he wanted. He is a father of two who teaches his kids the same. In his project, you can definitely see the message he is passing down to his kids, and I’m glad he decided to share it with the world.

Nancy Poli, pig farmer
Sadie Samuels, lobster fisher
Mindy Gabriel, firefighter
Mindy Gabriel, firefighter
Beth Beverly, taxidermist

 

Mira Nakashima, designer and woodworker
Alison Goldblum, property developer
Christina Burris, brewer and operations manager
Jordan Ainsworth, mill operator
Leeann Johnson. haul truck driver
Kris Alvarez, senior geologist
Carol Warn, leach pad operator

About the Artist

Chris Crisman is commercial photographer specializing in environmental portraiture. He has won numerous awards and worked with clients such as Pfizer, Shell, Novartis, Allstate and many more. If you would like to see more of his wok, make sure to check out his website, follow him on Instagram and Twitter, and like his Facebook page.

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Dunja Djudjic

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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2 responses to “Women’s Work – a project that breaks down professional gender stereotypes”

  1. Ann Allen Avatar
    Ann Allen

    I and many other people could never physically conduct the day the way my husband does…it is not a gender issue to me…he is next to impossible to replace,definitely not by one individual..talent and grit is not gender specific.

  2. Brenda Jamieson Avatar
    Brenda Jamieson

    There used to be, but now, we have equipment to help us with the physically tough jobs, so no, there is no place for men/woman jobs!