Gabrielle Motola is an award-winning portrait and documentary photographer and author of “An Equal Difference” an exploration of gender equality in Icelandic society. She works on long-term projects around the world, often traveling solo by motorcycle, and uses crowdfunding to finance her projects. Her mission is to connect people and create an environment where equality has an opportunity to flourish. She is regularly commissioned as a teacher, mentor, and public speaker. Gabrielle sits on the board of directors for the Association of Photographers.
The AOP f22 group was first created in the 1980’s and then re-formed in 2019. This was due to demand and recognition that inequality within the photographic industry was not being addressed as it should.
It is telling that currently 18% of AOP Accredited Photographer members are female, compared to 75% of AOP Student members. f22 aims to lobby for change to address the current imbalance of the number of female & non-binary commercial photographers, as part of an on-going need for further gender equality across society.
Through regular meet-ups, exhibitions and workshops we provide a dedicated platform offering the best business practice support. Together we continue to explore ways in which to grow the visibility of women & non-binary commercial photographers at all levels.