Meet the Global Gender Parity Initiative Grantees

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Stories of Invisible Labor

New America’s Global Gender Parity Initiative is thrilled to announce our new group of grantees. These photographers and artists will be producing stories that capture the invisible nature of unpaid care work, such as child care, care for sick family members, and elder care.

Their photo projects and essays will be ready for publishing in March.

Ilana Panich-Linsman
is an American visual journalist specializing in healthcare, human rights, youth culture, and immigration. A graduate of the International Center of Photography’s Photojournalism and Photography program, where she was awarded a Director’s Fellowship, Ilana also holds an M.A. in photojournalism and documentary photography from the University of the Arts London. Her photographic story will focus on unpaid labor in a family context, tied to immigration uncertainty.

Charmaine Poh
is a Chinese-Singaporean documentary photographer and artist whose work explores gender, memory, youth, and solitude. Her images have been exhibited and published internationally. Based between Singapore and Berlin, she focuses on unfolding narratives across Asia. Charmaine is developing a project about single mothers and their children in Singapore.

Sophia Wallace
is an American artist who uses images, video and mixed media to explore how otherness is constructed visually on the gendered, sexualized, racialized body. She has earned critical acclaim and viral recognition for her project CLITERACY.

Christina Antonakos-Wallace
is an award-winning American filmmaker and activist working in the intersections of documentary, new media, and education. Through her stories, she explores social inequities. Together they will create a series of cinemagraphs, a new form of image that combine stillness and motion, to visually explore the invisibility of unpaid care work, which upon completion dissolves and must be done again.

Cattleya Jaruthavee
is a British-Thai photographer who documents sociological aspects of society, whether it is through exploring herself as the subject or others. Cattleya graduated with a BSc in Sociology and an MA in Photojournalism and is currently based in Bangkok. She intends to shed light on the work she does as a full time mother, by photographing what is often misunderstood as a luxury and therefore remains invisible to society.

Alex M. Smith
is a New York-based photographer. His photo series will include images of the work and love that is involved in someone putting their own dreams, wishes, and work to the side to assure the proper growth of their child.

GGPI is grateful to Gabriella Demczuk (@gdemczuk) for her invaluable inputs during the selection process.