We March Forth
I am Alexis Woodford Demko,
the Founder and Curator of the We March Forth Project. What started as a social media page showcasing photography from women's marches and demonstrations in the US quickly turned into a platform to display the work of the very brave and talented activists, photographers, and photojournalists that are actively engaging in the progression of Women’s Movements all around the entire world. This collection includes photos and stories that have been submitted to me from around the globe I am now in the midst of publishing a book that brings to life the images and stories from women’s activism from countries in every corner of the world; We March Forth: The Beauty of Women’s Activism Around the World. The compilation of these stunning photos and stories introduces us to the struggles that women are faced with in every nation in the world. Some struggles that we didn't know exist and some that we are all too familiar with in our own lives.
The We March Forth book houses the raw images of beauty that are shown through the sense of strength, power, unity, and fearlessness of those that are brave enough to make their voices heard through activism. Each photo demonstrates a level of pain, empowerment, and respect for the decades-long struggles women have endured in nations all over the world. It is so important to document the power that women have when they unite with vision and hope. We must know where we came from to make progress and to help navigate where we want to go. Through this pictorial display, it is my hope that the book will leave you inspired to keep focused on what changes need to be made and to keep moving forward.
This book could not be possible if it weren't for the very talented and inspiring photographers, photojournalists, and activists that have contributed their precious work to this project. Their photos allow us to see a glimpse of the true struggles women face around the world and through their craft, they have captured these moments and brought them to life for us all to see.
“Photography is truth.”
— Jean-Luc Godard