8 inspiring photos of women

National Geographic mines 130 years of photography to showcase what it means to be female.

#MeToo. #GirlBoss. Time’s Up. From Silicon Valley to politics and beyond, women are reshaping our world. Now, in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, a powerful photography collection showcases their past, their present, and their future. Here is a selection of photos from the 400 stunning images from more than 50 countries found in the book Women: The National Geographic Image Collection.

The U.S. synchronized swimming team practices in Indianapolis.
The U.S. synchronized swimming team practices in Indianapolis.
Photograph by David Bowman

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