As a travel journalist writing about travel from a woman's point of view, I am in touch with other writers and photographers on a daily basis. It doesn't matter if these folks are in London, Delhi, or New York City, each is as close to me as my computer keyboard. Over the years we've become cyber pals and that certainly helps when, every March, I spearhead a photography project to celebrate International Women's Day (IWD).
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I simply put out the call for photos of their best female encounter from that year and my friends respond with lovely gems, each a meaningful tribute to women at home or in far away places. And not one photographer ever asks for monetary payment for their work. Though we've never met in real life we are sisters ready to help each other out, especially on International Women's Day.
Our 2015 IWD online photography exhibit is made up of 36 photos plus the back stories that go along with each. Here are eight wonderful images from this year that I think you will really enjoy. Happy International Women's Day to each and everyone of you from me and my female friends around the world.