10+ Powerful Images Of Women Doing “Men’s Work” Destroy Common Stereotypes

This photo series features women who have taken on traditionally male-domination professions. Prepare to be inspired!

Credit: Chris Crisman

Are you tired of hearing that certain professions are clearly “men’s work?” So are we. And, it’s safe to say Californian photographer Chris Crisman is, as well.

For his latest project, the Penn Valley-based photographer documented women who work in professions many deem only for men. Entitled Women’s Work, it’s breaking down gender stereotypes while at the same time inspiring individuals of both sexes to pursue their desired professions.

Women’s Work was inspired in 2016 when Crisman was told by an art producer that a friend of hers had become a butcher. He realized then that it was the first time he had ever heard of a female butcher, therefore, decided to meet and photograph her. The butcher’s name is Heather Marold, and the photography session with her inspired Crisman to seek out other women who have taken on traditionally male-domination professions.

The following images show women working as farmers, firefighters, lobster fishers and more. Dozens of empowering photographs were captured for the series that was released to the world in October of 2016.

Women’s Work might have been available to the public for months now, but the artist insists it’s work-in-progress. He told APE in a November interview:

“There are so many people that we would still love to include in the project, but we’ll get there. I believe that Women’s Work is the type of project where the purpose does not have an expiration date.”

#1 Mindy Gabriel, Firefighter In Upper Arlington, Ohio

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#2 Sadie Samuels, Lobster Fisher In Rockport, Maine

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#3 Leeann Johnson, Haul Truck Driver At Round Mountain Gold Mine In Round Mountain, Nevada

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#4 Alison Goldblum, Property Developer In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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#5 Christina Burris, Brewer And Operations Manager Of St. Benjamin’s Brewing In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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#6 Heather Marold Thomason, Butcher And Owner Of Primal Supply Meats In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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#7 Women Doing ‘Men’s Work’

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