How frequently have you heard the old expression, “this is a man’s employment”? We’re quite tired of it, and luckily, so is California picture taker Chris Crisman. With his most recent portfolio, Women’s Work, he’s recording the women who do those ‘men’s occupations’ with satisfaction, and he’s separating sex generalizations all the while.
The tale of Women’s Work begins in mid 2016, when Crisman gotten notification from a workmanship maker that a companion of hers had turned into a butcher, and understood that he had never really met a female butcher. In the wake of meeting and capturing the woman, Heather Marold Thomason, Crisman was enlivened to discover other women going up against generally male-ruled callings. From ranchers, to firefighters, to lobster fishers, he could find and catch many motivating women from the country over, lastly revealed the venture in October 2016.
Though Women’s Work is now ‘out there,’ Crisman insists that it’s a work-in-progress. “There are so many people that we would still love to include in the project, but we’ll get there. I believe that Women’s Work is the type of project where the purpose does not have an expiration date,” he told APE in a November interview. The Penn Valley-based photographer is the father of 2 young children, including a daughter, whom he encourages to dream without limits and pursue her passions, even if others see them as unconventional.
#1 Mindy Gabriel, Firefighter In Upper Arlington, Ohio(1/14)
#2 Sadie Samuels, Lobster Fisher In Rockport, Maine(2/14)
#3 Leeann Johnson, Haul Truck Driver At Round Mountain Gold Mine In Round Mountain, Nevada(3/14)
#4 Women Doing ‘men’s Work’(4/14)
#5 Christina Burris, Brewer And Operations Manager Of St. Benjamin’s Brewing In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania(5/14)
#6 Alison Goldblum, Property Developer In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania(6/14)
#7 Mira Nakashima, Designer And Woodworker At George Nakashima Woodworking In New Hope, Pennsylvania(7/14)
#8 Heather Marold Thomason, Butcher And Owner Of Primal Supply Meats In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania(8/14)
#9 Judy Bowman, Process Operator, Round Mountain Gold Mine, Round Mountain, Nv(9/14)
#10 Beth Beverly, Taxidermist In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania(10/14)
#11 Jordan Ainsworth, Mill Operator At Round Mountain Gold Mine In Round Mountain, Nevada(11/14)
#12 Kris Alvarez, Senior Geologist At Round Mountain Gold Mine In Nevada(12/14)
#13 Nancy Poli, Pig Farmer At Stryker Farms In Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania(13/14)
#14 Carol Warn, Leach Pad Operator At Marigold Mining Company In Valmy, Nevada(14/14)
More info: Chris Crisman Photography (h/t: APE)