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2010, AFGHANISTAN 2002, INDIA 2017, UGANDA 2017, GEORGIA 2007, TONGA WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS IN MANY CASES, MEN AND SEE THE WORLD DIFFERENTLY. FAR LEFT As co-president of Afrekete—a campus advocacy group—artist, activist, and student Janae’ Sumter encour- aged Spelman College in Atlanta to be more supportive of LGBTQ students. RADCLIFFE “RUDDY” ROYE TOP LEFT Women share a meal of flatbread, meats, and fruit in the Women’s Garden, where they can social- ize freely, outside of Bamyan, Afghanistan. LYNSEY ADDARIO TOP RIGHT In India, a family of debt laborers stack and haul bricks to pay off loans. Ballooned by interest, these debts can last for generations. JODI COBB BOTTOM LEFT Irene Sonia poses in front of a milaya, or bedsheet—one of the few things her mother managed to bring when they fled South Sudan for Uganda. NORA LOREK BOTTOM RIGHT Fuatapu Halangahu practices martial arts with other members of the Tonga Defense Ser- vices. The Polynesian island kingdom began admitting women to the forces in 1979. AMY TOENSING IN 1907 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC published a picture by Eliza Scidmore, believed to be our first woman photographer and the first woman contributor to the magazine. The photos that followed were almost always made by men. As that shifted, our worldview evolved. In 2018 women photographed nearly three times as many stories in National Geographic as they had a decade before.