Vogue celebrates American Women

American Women "Latinas in Los Angeles" - Salina Zazueta-Beltrán, Isabella Ferrada, and Victoria Valenzuela in East Hollywood. ph Stefan Ruiz, 125 anniversary Vogue US - Not Only Twenty, fashion blog over 40

“Latinas in Los Angeles” – Salina Zazueta-Beltrán, Isabella Ferrada, and Victoria Valenzuela in East Hollywood. ph Stefan Ruiz

 

Can you think of a better way to commemorate the anniversary of a women’s magazine than celebrating diversity in the modern women?

That’s what Vogue has just done.

To celebrate its 125th birthday, Vogue decided to photograph “American women” coast to coast, glorifying the uniqueness through amazing pictures that represent a new standard open to all kinds of beauty, as Sally Singer says:

“Our intention was to celebrate the extraordinary diversity of style, enterprise, and values (in every sense) that defines us today. We asked the photographers we admire most to shoot communities that we (and they) found riveting. Commissioned and curated by our Visual Director, Suzanne Shaheen, American Women came to encompass 15 portfolios of video and portraiture on subjects as diverse as salmon fisherwomen in Alaska and service members stationed at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu. Every person photographed for this project is captivating, dynamic, gorgeous . . . that is, everything Vogue has presented, and represented, for 125 years.”

American Women has a lofty message; it aims to showcase beauty behind every woman, behind her community, her work, her own ethnic group.

The several photographers that have worked to this project had captured the hard-working women.

No matter what they do, every diverse group captured in the photo shooting is composed of strong and independent women that deserve a moment of recognition.

The international fashion magazine aimed to celebrate its 125th anniversary honored its own readers, the people it talks with.

The point is to focus the attention on the diverse lives of American Women, with no judge.

Every woman can turn her own life into a dazzling life and every woman deserves to be appreciated for what she is.

 

American Women Rina Banerjee, an artist living and working in Manhattan’s Garment District - ph Lorna Simpson, 125 anniversary Vogue US - Not Only Twenty, fashion blog over 40

“Artist in Residence” Rina Banerjee, an artist living and working in Manhattan’s Garment District – ph Lorna Simpson

 

American Women "Onward and Upward" - Luz Marina Calle, lead scientist and principal investigator at the Outdoor Exposure Facility. Ph Jonas Bendiksen. 125 anniversary Vogue US - Not Only Twenty, fashion blog over 40

“Onward and Upward” – Luz Marina Calle, lead scientist and principal investigator at the Outdoor Exposure Facility. Ph Jonas Bendiksen

American Women "The Women of Alpha Kappa Alpha" - LaMani Adkins, Sky Myers, Kandlar Rhodes, and Brianna Gaulding on the Morehouse College campus. Ph Mayan Toledano. 125 anniversary Vogue US - Not Only Twenty, fashion blog over 40

“The Women of Alpha Kappa Alpha” – LaMani Adkins, Sky Myers, Kandlar Rhodes, and Brianna Gaulding on the Morehouse College campus. Ph Mayan Toledano

 

American Women "Islam in America" - Holly Gobelez, at home in Glenn Dale, Maryland. Ph Lynsey Addario. 125 anniversary Vogue US - Not Only Twenty, fashion blog over 40

“Islam in America” – Holly Gobelez, at home in Glenn Dale, Maryland. Ph Lynsey Addario

 

American Women "California Girls" - Ph Deanna Templeton. 125th anniversary Vogue US - Not Only Twenty, fashion blog over 40

“California Girls” – Ph Deanna Templeton

 

American Women "A Matter of Facts" - Margaret Brennan, CBS News Foreign Affairs & White House correspondent. Ph Alex Majoli. 125 anniversary Vogue US - Not Only Twenty, fashion blog over 40

“A Matter of Facts” – Margaret Brennan, CBS News Foreign Affairs & White House correspondent. Ph Alex Majoli

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