A Tapestry of Images to Celebrate International Women’s Day 2013

Last updated on November 20th, 2021

Featured image: Two women in Panauti, Nepal / Photo by: Christy Woodrow

Wonderful Women Around the World

By: Evelyn Hannon, Founder, JourneyWoman

International Woman’s Day 2013. What a perfect opportunity for Journeywoman.com to curate an online photography collection of ‘Wonderful Women Round the World.’ These images were taken by female and male blogger-photographers as they circled the globe on their own personal journeys. As each of them explains, there was something unique about each of these subjects that caught the photographer’s eye. There was a need to capture that exact moment in the life of a woman somewhere in this great big world.

P.S. The names of each of the photographers plus links to their sites have been included. If you like their style, just follow to enjoy more.

Happy viewing, everybody!

I met this young woman at a temple in Yangon, Myanmar (previously Burma). She had the most wonderfully long hair, beautifully round painted Burmese face and was incredibly sweet. Her old granny was selling gold leaf and she helped me apply it to the Buddha and make a prayer for health.

Photographer: Bethany Davies | Website: flashpackerfamily.com

A young woman from Burma
A young woman from Burma

I met these two women in Panauti, Nepal. I feel like their personalities shined through with this capture. I love the intent stare from the lady in white and I couldn’t have asked for a better expression from the woman in red.

Photographer: Christy Woodrow | Website: ordinarytraveler.com

One morning in Alleppey, a rural settlement in Kerala, India, I came across a group of women sitting in a circle, working. With the appearance of my camera, they all started giggling and joking around. It was a great lesson for me: even in the most challenging of circumstances, remember to play. Remember to laugh. I was left the richer for it.


Photographer: Doug O’Neill | Website: www.CanadianLiving.com/life/travel/

We crossed into Nicaragua and climbed aboard a dilapidated old school bus. It was packed full of people, luggage, produce and animals. As we arranged our packs I caught sight of this little girl; she had hidden herself behind the seat in front and was watching us with interest.


Photographer: Charli Moore | Website: wanderlusters.co.uk

At 92, Anastasi Jorghi still tends her olive trees in Elbasan, Albania, pausing only to greet a stranger stopping by. “My back hurts and I’m getting old,” she says. Yet she still works every day.


Photographer: Anne Sterck | Website: blog.women-on-the-road.com/the-many-faces-of-albanian-women/

This photo was taken at the Mohamed Ali mosque in Cairo. I noticed these two young ladies taking our picture and turned the camera on them.


Photographer: Chris Christensen | Website: www.amateurtraveler.com

One late afternoon in Mumbai, I decided to walk the entire length of Marine Drive, from Nariman Point to Chowpatty Beach. Along the way, I saw this trio of females, dressed in finery, out together to enjoy the sea breeze.


Photographer: Mariellen Ward | Website: BreatheDreamGo.com

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Evelyn started Journeywoman in 1994, and unknowingly became the world's first female travel blogger. She inspired a sisterhood of women, a grassroots movement, to inspire women to travel safely and well, and to connect women travellers around the world. She passed away in 2019, but her legacy lives on.



1 Comment

  1. Barb Bagnell

    I enjoyed these photos and Evelyn’s perceptive comments. Always good to read of her adventurous travels.


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