For the Power in Place project, photographer Katrina Hajagos captures photos of American women leaders in special settings chosen by the subjects themselves. These places may be locations of inspiration, peace, strength, grounding, or creativity. Accompanying each portrait is the story of the chosen location, told in the politician’s own words. These stories often provide key insights into the development of these women toward a political consciousness and the desire to make a positive change in society.
The Barbara Lee Family Foundation is proud to support the work of Power in Place as they increase the visibility of women in politics and worked with the organization in 2015. The project aims to increase the participation of women in public office by holding up inspirational role models. Power in Place believes that images are the most powerful way to convey this opportunity to the young women who will be tomorrow’s mayors, congresswomen, and presidents.