ABOUT US

Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to research, promote, support, and educate on the role of women in photography. Our activities include digitizing historical archives, creating and hosting a center of information and specialized library of books on women photographers, publishing art historic catalogs and books, presenting lectures and workshops, establishing artist residencies and fellowships, and developing online and physical exhibitions.

Read More

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to highlight the contributions of women photographers to modern and contemporary art in order to rewrite the artistic canon and provoke social change. Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA) began as a database showcasing women-identified Cuban photographers. WOPHA has since expanded its geographic scope while retaining a core commitment to promote and research, in tandem with other organizations, the plurality of cis, trans, queer, and non-binary voices in photography.

Read More

The first-ever WOPHA Congress will take place at PAMM and various locations in Miami. Save the Date. Nov. 18-19, 2021 | To support the inaugural WOPHA Congress, consider making your tax-deductible donation today | The first-ever WOPHA Congress will take place at PAMM and various locations in Miami. Save the Date. Nov. 18-19, 2021 | To support the inaugural WOPHA Congress, consider making your tax-deductible donation today.

RESEARCH

Our team recovers primary source material, extends reference services to both institutions and individuals, and organizes symposiums to discuss innovative scholarship on women and photography.

View All Programs

PROMOTION

WOPHA highlights themes and portfolios of work held in the archive by producing catalogs, curating exhibitions, and inviting emerging photographers to present their projects on our social media pages.

View All Programs

SUPPORT

WOPHA challenges institutions and collectors to amass catalogs composed of at least 50% women creators. We grant art prizes, artist residency programs, and opportunities through partner organizations.

View All Programs

EDUCATION

We develop community projects exploring opportunities to provoke social change and provide electronic resources to schools and the public through catalogs and video-documented conferences.

View All Programs