A Photo Portfolio of Women Working

Photographer Chris Crisman has done a nice photo portfolio of women doing work in traditionally male-dominated jobs: heavy equipment operators, a fire fighter, a pig farmer, a butcher, a brewer. Each of these jobs requires physical strength as well as determination. That’s good to see examples of women doing these things in real life.

The expressions on the women struck me most deeply. Except for Sadie the lobster fisher, all of these women have a serious, dry expression. I don’t know if it was Mr. Crisman’s intent for these women to look so serious about their work and being in the context of their work, but to me he pointed out how serious and dedicated women have to be in the world.