It is a set of 18 original portraits
who have now been shown to thousands of people, toured through
Mexico, and been broadcasted on the web. Along with some
astronomers' quotes, the portraits show these exceptional women in
close to) their work environment, but not working. They appear
accessible and give a human dimension of the scientist. The
idea is to stimulate the young public's interest for science. In a
country like Mexico, it's crucial to sensibilize the youth to
equality. Paradoxically, 40% of the astronomers in Mexico are woman!
They are young and less young, morena (dark) or rubia (blond), shy
more extrovert, and come from various states and social contexts.
astronomers who participated to the project represent all these
aspects and thus the complex Mexican population spectrum.
(ESFM-IPN/IA-UNAM, leas) now at ESO in Santiago, Chile
Deborah Dultzin Kessler (IA-UNAM)
Irene Cruz Gonzalez (IA-UNAM)
Jose Franco (IA-UNAM)
Barbara Pichardo (IA-UNAM)
Juan Carlos Piña
equality and empowering women is one of the United Nations
Millennium Development Goals. She Is An Astronomer will promote gender
equality in astronomy (and science in general), tackling bias issues
providing a web platform where information and links about gender
balance and related resources are collected.
aim of the project is to provide neutral, informative and
accessible information to female professional and amateur
students, and those who are interested in the gender equality
in science. We believe that providing this information will help
increase the interest of young females to study and pursue a career
has quite atypic profile. Not only he is a photographer but he
has a PhD and keeps up with both activities at a profesionnal level.
In 2006, while workin at IBM
New-York, his shots started to get popular in the fashion scene,
etc. Now he lives and works in Montreal, Canada, and finds his way
through a style he likes to call "Urban discovery".
He recently had a show in New-York for an event organized by the
Italian Association against Cancer and some of his photgraphs were
soldout. Among his references are personalities like
(PR, Kiton), Wendell Figueroa Ruiz
(Com. Director, Damiani USA), Martha Williams
(Choregrapher and Dancer ), Rodner Figueroa (famous journalist of the
Univision Chanel), Patricia Chica (Movie director), and many others.