The Women Photojournalists of Washington’s mission is to educate the public about the work and accomplishments of women in the field of photojournalism. Based in the nation’s capital, WPOW is also dedicated to training women in the Washington area to develop their capabilities as photojournalists, photo editors and multimedia producers.

WPOW is hosting its 11th Annual Juried Show at FotoWeekDC, featuring the work of its members. The photographers weren’t required to have women in their photos, but the work had to focus on an issue or topic that affects women.

(Cheriss May/Ndemay Media Group )
(Cheriss May/Ndemay Media Group )

The photo: North Carolina A&T’s marching band performs during halftime of Howard University’s 93rd annual homecoming game at Greene Stadium in Washington on Oct. 22, 2016.

The photographer: Cheriss May is from Kansas City, Mo., and is a Howard graduate. She founded Ndemay Media Group and has documented life in the White House throughout two administrations.

(Deveney Williams)
(Deveney Williams)

The photo: Scrolling for my №1 fan.

The photographer: Boston native Deveney Williams works in Washington. She specializes in portraits and travel photography.

(Claire Harbage)
(Claire Harbage)

The photo: Ana bakes several loaves of bread, checking them every so often to see if they are cooking. Giorgi always remains nearby.

The photographer: Claire Harbage is a photographer and photo editor at NPR. She also works with Lensculture and curates an art zine called Process.

(Mary F. Calvert)
(Mary F. Calvert)

The photo: Nurse Almaz Deressa talks to a patient from Somalia at the Hamlin Fistula Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The 20-year-old patient, who was in labor for three days before she gave birth to a stillborn baby, suffers from vaginal fistula and dropfoot. After 24 days, she came to Hamlin Fistula Hospital for treatment.

The photographer: Mary F. Calvert is an award-winning photographer. Calvert’s work focuses on gender-based, human rights issues, including the struggles of veterans. She launched a two-part series called “The Battle Within: Sexual Assault in America’s Military.”

(Alexandra Dietz)
(Alexandra Dietz)

The photo: Hayden Sheridan, 10, plays dress-up in her aunt Hannah’s jingle dress as it starts to snow in El Reno, Okla. Homemade regalia will often stay in the family for years being passed down from generation to generation.

The photographer: Alexandra Dietz’s photography has taken her to more than 20 countries, including South Africa, where she documented the lives of Xhosa women in Cape Town as they transitioned out of sex work.

(Carol Guzy)
(Carol Guzy)

The photo: Hayden Sheridan, 10, plays dress-up in her aunt Hannah’s jingle dress as it starts to snow in El Reno, Okla. Homemade regalia will often stay in the family for years being passed down from generation to generation.

The photographer: Alexandra Dietz’s photography has taken her to more than 20 countries, including South Africa, where she documented the lives of Xhosa women in Cape Town as they transitioned out of sex work.

(Jacquelyn Martin/AP)
(Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

The photo: Samantha Bischoff, left, compliments Hannah Shraim on her prom dress during Northwest High School’s senior prom at the Fillmore Theater in Silver Spring, Md., on May 13, 2016. Senior class president and an observant Muslim, Shraim prays five times a day, wears a hijab and hopes to become an advocate for Muslims in the United States. Although she was not the only Muslim student attending her diverse high school’s prom, she was the only student wearing a hijab among the hundreds of sequined dancers that evening.

The photographer: Jacquelyn Martin is a photographer for the Associated Press. Martin followed Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of state in a series dubbed “Beyond the Podium.” Subsequently, she captured John Kerry, Clinton’s successor, as he traveled the world.

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