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#NotYourCliche Girl Power: Empowering Real Women Through Photography

By Phoebe Barrett and Ellen Clipson - 3 min read

Images have the potential to evoke emotions, challenge stereotypes and break bias. With International Women's Day less than a week away, we looked to visuals to bring a new creative perspective on what girl power really means for real women around the world.

It’s time that our visuals showcased the thought-provoking and personal stories of strength that we all see in everyday moments. As official image partner for #IWD2019 we are committed to celebrating through imagery.

We believe in visual representation of women as they are: strong, natural, diverse, and unique.

With the launch of the first ever official International Women’s Day photography competition, we thought it was the perfect time to showcase some inspiring images that highlight what authentic girl power looks like.

Portrait of girl with painted face sitting against wall
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YOUNG WOMAN SITTING ON SOFA IN LIVING ROOM
Portrait of two sisters standing against plants
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CLOSE-UP PORTRAIT OF WOMAN LOOKING AWAY
Full length of woman standing against building in city
Portrait of couple standing against wall
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Close-up of smiling lesbian couple face to face on rug at home
PORTRAIT OF A SMILING GIRL WITH PEOPLE
Profile view of woman with tattoo on shoulder
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Portrait of woman eating food
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Portrait of woman wearing sunglasses
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Portrait of woman standing amidst wall
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Portrait of young woman with freckles and pierced against tiled wall at bathroom
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Close-up portrait of young woman smoking cigarette by graffiti wall
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Portrait of confident mature woman standing with hands on hips in backyard
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Midsection of woman breastfeeding baby
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Portrait of a young woman in protest march in snow
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PORTRAIT OF WOMAN WITH FEATHERS IN MASK
Business people discussing with colleagues while walking in industry
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Happy multi-ethnic muslim female friends standing on street in city
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Male and female university students reading books in library
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Midsection of female friends standing against wall
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Want to see more outstanding images of women around the world that you can share with your friends or team? Take a look at our official image collection that is full of unique images of real women.

Have you got your own female role models in mind? Join the #IWD209 photography competition now for your chance to win the ultimate NIKON Z 6 Kit!

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