YEAR OF THE WOMAN
Welcome to the new wave of women running for office.
After realizing I had only photographed two female politicians as to 20+ men, I invited women from across Maryland for interviews and headshots at the Maryland State House on a hot, East Coast August day. As a high school student on summer break, this was the perfect opportunity to bring together women I look up to as politicians for a photoshoot/pow-wow/break from their constant campaigning. Take a look at their headshots and get a glimpse at their campaigns through the interview snippets below.
The Year of the Woman Photo Project is dedicated to every woman across the country that won her primary, beat out a male incumbent with money and years of campaign experience, or filed for candidacy for the first time this year. Thanks for throwing your hat into the ring and instilling in us all an excitement to vote for you this midterm season.
Special thanks to my friends Hannah Stark, Jamie Wyskiel, and Elizabeth Castillo for organizing interviews, Raba Abro for taking on the behind the scenes photography, and girls in high school and college everywhere getting involved for the first time this election season.
Full list of participants
Organized alphabetically by office seeking
Julie Hummer, Board of Education (Anne Arundel, District 4)
Dana Schallheim, Board of Education (Anne Arundel, District 5)
Laticia Hicks, Board of Education (Anne Arundel, District 7)
Makeda Scott, Board of Education (Baltimore County, District 4)
Karen Yoho, Board of Education (Frederick County, at-large)
Holly Budd, County Commissioner (Calvert County, District 3)
Debbie Ritchie, County Council (Anne Arundel, District 3)
Dawn Myers, County Council (Anne Arundel, District 5)
Lisa Rodvien, County Council (Anne Arundel, District 6)
Liz Walsh, County Council (Howard County, District 1)
Deb Jung, County Council (Howard County, District 4)
Lily Qi, Delegate (15)
Anne Healey, Delegate (22)
Karen Simpson, Delegate (31B)
Tracie Hovermale, Delegate (33)
Liv Romano, Delegate (33)
Pam Luby, Delegate (33)
Lesley Lopez, Delegate (39)
Brooke Lierman, Delegate (46)
Wanika Fisher, Delegate (47B)
Susie Turnbull, Lt. Governor
Sarah Elfreth, Senate (30)
Eve Hurwitz, Senate (33)
Anne Colt Leitess, State's Attorney (Anne Arundel County)