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2022 Hasselblad Heroine – Geotraveler’s Area of interest

I’m extremely honoured to lastly share the information that I’m one among eight 2022 Hasselblad Heroines invited to be part of such a beautiful model household.

This subsequent stage profession spotlight is alongside the identical vein of after I was signed to be represented by Nationwide Geographic Picture Assortment.

It’s one among my desires come true and past laborious work, tenacity, and believing in my visible voice, I’m extraordinarily grateful for individuals who proceed to say my title in rooms the place others received’t.

Thanks for opening this door, Hasselblad. I’m past proud, humbled, and honoured to be a part of your loved ones.

You may take a look at my full Hasselblad profile right here. Under is an excerpt.


As a feminine of color, Lola struggled in the beginning of her profession to discover a mentor that appeared like her, to assist her think about the chances of being a journey photographer herself.

“I’ve at all times beloved touring and knew being a touring storyteller was going to be in my future in some kind,” she defined. “That ultimate push into skilled journey images got here after I didn’t see Black girls journey photographers who appeared like me experiencing varied cultures and locations, and reporting for top profile publications.

“That grew to become one among my missions – to open up the house for the following technology of journey photographers.”

For Lola, equal illustration within the images trade means girls getting extra assets to create. “Encouraging extra girls into skilled images means offering us with assist, assets, platforms, and respect.”

Learn the official press launch beneath.

Gothenburg, Sweden

In celebration of Girls’s Historical past Month and the upcoming Worldwide Girls’s Day on March eighth, Hasselblad as soon as once more highlights a choose group of various feminine photographers in its fourth yr of Hasselblad Heroines. For the reason that collection launch in 2019, females from throughout the globe have been acknowledged for his or her creativity and dedication to the craft.

This yr’s expertise consists of eight exceptional girls with a variety of genres, together with journey, structure, nature, product, meals & beverage, wedding ceremony, conceptual high quality artwork, and portrait images. These devoted visible artists have created imagery throughout a number of continents, which have been featured in galleries, billboards, print, and on-line platforms. Beginning March 2nd and persevering with into April, every Hasselblad Heroine can be highlighted in a weekly highlight on Hasselblad’s channels, overlaying matters together with their experiences, challenges, suggestions, and what evokes them to achieve their achievements.

Listed below are the 2022 Hasselblad Heroines:

• Lola Akinmade Åkerström (Stockholm, Sweden) – an award-winning storyteller, journey photographer, and worldwide bestselling creator who has travelled to greater than 70 international locations documenting cultural and environmental portraitures;

• Stephanie Blomkamp (Cape City, South Africa) – who specialises in surreal portrait and conceptual images and is the founder and editor of a brand new publication, Oath, which celebrates African images;

• Gigi Chung (San Francisco, USA) – a high quality artwork photographer and winner of a number of worldwide images competitions, who focuses on abstraction within the constructed setting and choreographed juxtapositions of city areas;

• Lisa Devlin (Brighton, UK) – a marriage and journal photographer, whose easygoing model gracefully captures the fervour and emotion of {couples} on their big day;

• Aline Smithson (Los Angeles, USA) – an educator, founder & editor of the every day images journal Lenscratch, and photographic artist who shoots solely on movie, whose conceptual high quality artwork and portraiture images has been displayed in galleries all over the world;

• Annie Spratt (New Forest Nationwide Park, UK) – a nature photographer, who manages the group and curates photographs at Unsplash, all whereas elevating a household of eight youngsters;

• Karen Thomas (London, UK) – the primary featured meals & beverage Hasselblad Heroine, whose salivating pictures conveying the deliciousness of meals and drinks have been showcased on billboards, packaging, editorial, and model title promoting campaigns;

• Lydia Winters (Stockholm, Sweden) – a product photographer, influencer and the chief storyteller for Mojang Studios (the creators of Minecraft), who shoots luxurious watches, creating a sublime view of every treasured timepiece.

“Hasselblad Heroines has been instrumental in highlighting the excellent work of feminine photographers,” stated Isabella Tabacchi, 2021 Hasselblad Heroine. “Now we have nice girls on our creative world stage and each lady, with their distinctive photographic model, is a vital contributor within the images trade. For me, it has been such an honour to be included and present my aesthetic sense via my landscapes.”

Go to https://www.hasselblad.com/inspiration/heroines/ to seek out the newest and former Hasselblad Heroines’ tales, photographs, and video interviews.


Headquartered in Sweden, famend across the globe. Since 1941, Hasselblad cameras have impressed photographers to create traditional masterpieces and seize many iconic photographs, together with documenting the historic second of the primary people on the Moon. For 80 years, Hasselblad has expanded the boundary of photographic storytelling with its wonderful picture high quality, beautiful Scandinavian design, and meticulous craftsmanship, equipping prospects with the flexibility and inspiration to create wonderful photographs.

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Go to the Hasselblad Press Room at www.hasselblad.com/press to seek out this press launch and extra picture materials.


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