How many times have you heard the old expres, “this is a man’s job”? We’re pretty tired of it, and fortunately, so is California photographer Chris Crisman. With his latest portfolio, Women’s Work , he’s documenting the women who do those ‘men’s jobs’ with dignity, and he’s breaking down gender stereotypes in the process.
The story of Women’s Work starts in early 2016, when Crisman heard from an prowes make that a sidekick of hers had become a murderer, and realized that he had never actually met a female murderer. After satisfy and photographing the woman, Heather Marold Thomason, Crisman was inspired to find other women taking on traditionally male-dominated professions. From farmers, to firefighters, to lobster fishers, he was able to set and capture dozens of stimulating dames of all regions of the nation, and finally wheeled out the project 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 development projects, but we’ll got to get. I believe that Women’s Work is the type of project where the following objectives does not have an expiry dates, ” he told APE in a November interview. The Penn Valley-based photographer is the father-god of 2 young children, including a daughter, whom he supports to dream without limits and pursue her feelings, even if others verify them as unconventional.