Stunning Images From 29 Women We Admire

Photographed by Mindy Byrd.
Refinery29 is pleased to present Represent: 29 Women We Admire, a group exhibition at this year's Photoville, the largest annual photography festival in NYC. Represent features work from 29 female photographers staking their claim in the photo world by pushing visual boundaries through imagery that is infused with self-expression and global inspiration.

Spanning genres from fashion to documentary, this exhibition brings together photographers who are exploring contemporary issues through intimate storytelling around the world, crafting new perspectives in fashion with mixed media, and challenging conventions through vibrant portraiture and quirky concepts.

Photoville's exhibits are built using repurposed shipping containers on the Brooklyn Waterfront. The festival brings together people from all over the world to experience photo exhibitions, outdoor installations, talks, and workshops. There are also free nighttime multimedia events in the Beer Garden in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The festival runs from September 21 to 25 and is free to attend.

Ahead, the 29 powerful women from Represent share some of their most stunning work.

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Photographed by Rockie Nolan.
Rockie Nolan
Dounia, 2016
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Photographed by Kate Owen.
Kate Owen
Desert Strong, 2016
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Photographed by Julia Gunther.
Julia Gunther
The Black Mambas: Felicia & Joy, 2015
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Photographed by Mindy Byrd.
Mindy Byrd
Stretch, 2016
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Photographed by Michelle Groskopf.
Michelle Groskopf
Los Angeles, CA 2016
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Photographed by Cait Oppermann.
Cait Oppermann
Prewrap, Sky Blue FC, New Jersey, 2016

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Photographed by Shaniqwa Jarvis.
Shaniqwa Jarvis
Cars, 2014
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Photographed by Jacqueline Harriet.
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Photographed by Pixy Liao.
Pixy Liao
Ping Pong Balls, 2013
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Photographed by Cassidy Turner.
Cassidy Turner
Scarlett, 2014
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Photographed by Emily Berl.
Emily Berl
Yasmine, 2016
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Photographed by Mayan Toledano.
Mayan Toledano
Female Soldiers by the Dead Sea, 2015
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Photographed by Olivia Malone.
Olivia Malone
Courtney, 2016
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Photographed by Melody Melamed.
Melody Melamed
Abby, 2016
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Photographed by Helen Eriksson.
Helen Eriksson
Alyssa, 2016
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Photographed by Simone Lueck.
Simone Lueck
Secret Street Portrait #1, 2015
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Photographed by Katherine Wolkoff.
Katherine Wolkoff
Iceberg, 2015
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Photographed by Molly Cranna.
Molly Cranna
Eromomen Esoimeme, 2016
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Photographed by Natalie Keyssar.
Natalie Keyssar
Untitled, From the series "The Office of Hope", 2015
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Photographed by Erin Yamagata.
Erin Yamagata
Shellz, 2016
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Photographed by Nichole Washington.
Nichole Washington
To Have Me Yes, You Lucky, 2016
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Photographed by May Lin Le Goff.
May Lin Le Goff
Point of Conception, 2015
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Photographed by Shanita Sims.
Shanita Sims
There's Something About Elle, 2015
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Photographed by Tanya Habjouqa.
Tanya Habjouqa
Untitled/Occupied Pleasures, 2013
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Photographed by Anastasia Samoylova.
Anastasia Samoylova
Mountain Chains, 2013
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Photographed by Sam Cannon.
Sam Cannon
Daisies from Graham Garden, 2016
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Photographed by Ali Gavillet.
Ali Gavillet
Topaz Jones, 2016
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Photographed by Jess Richmond.
Jess Richmond
The Madness of Many, 2016
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Photographed by Parker Day.
Parker Day
Blue Lady, 2016
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