Today marks what is technically the 110th International Women’s Day, after first being recognised in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland in 1911. Since the United Nations started marking the event in 1975 it has become more established and, in more recent times, has cemented its place as a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
All this week for IWD 2021, we’ll be celebrating the talent of women creatives from the worlds of art, music, photography and the charity sector. At the risk of some self-directed trumpet blowing, this is a great series and we hope you’ll join us each morning and afternoon to see the latest feature.
As it says on the International Women’s Day website, ‘We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world’.
The images shown here are taken by Milan based photographer Oriana Spadaro, whose work we have had the privilege to feature previously. Check out her website and Instagram below for a wonderful mix of music, portrait, fashion, street and reportage photography.
8th March 2021