Thank you for introducing us to such amazing women over the course of this assignment. Because of you, we have produced a beautiful archive of photos and stories featuring inspiring women from around the world. Because of you, we are celebrating the women in our lives who encourage us to be better, and who love us in good times and bad.
We were most impressed by the intimacy in so many of your images. We met women at work and play, and women who love and give with strength. We could see the love you have for these women, who have impacted you directly or on a daily basis. You went beyond just submitting pretty pictures by sharing photos with a purpose and giving us the story behind the image. You have inspired us with your commitment to push yourselves and become better photographers and more thoughtful storytellers.
National Geographic photographer
David Y. Lee
Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot