Gulnara Samoilova is a street and fine art photographer based in New York City and the founder of @WomenStreetPhotographers Instagram feed and the traveling exhibition. With 40 years combined experience as a documentary photographer, artist, photojournalist and a photo editor for the Associated Press, Gulnara employs her experience and qualifications to research and curate an impressive body of work by women photographers from around the globe.
Gulnara holds a certificate in creative practices from the International Center of Photography in New York City and a diploma in photography from the Moscow Polytech College. She received national and international awards for her iconic photographs from 9/11/01, including first prize in the World Press Photo and nomination for the Pulitzer Prize by the Associated Press. Her work is a part of major collections such as the Museum of the City of New York, The New York Public Library, New York Historical Society, the Newseum, and Houston Museum of Fine Arts.