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Paolo Pellegrin USA. Washington, DC. November, 2010. US Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'CONNOR. She was the first woman to become a member of the Supreme Court. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
David Seymour Eleanor Roosevelt at a United Nations meeting. Paris, France. 1951. © David Seymour | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin USA. Washington, DC. November, 2010. US Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'CONNOR. She was the first woman to become a member of the Supreme Court. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Carl De Keyzer News conference with Senators Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-Tex) and Elizabeth Dole (R-Tenn). The latter had been the first woman to serve as Secretary of Transportation. Washington, DC, USA. 2005. © Carl De Keyzer | Magnum Photos
Bruce Davidson Madeline Albright at the Institute for EastWest Studies awards dinner. New York City, USA. 1997. © Bruce Davidson | Magnum Photos
Gilles Peress As is customary, other Democratic presidential contenders stand with Walter Mondale (center left) and Geraldine Ferraro (center right) in support of Mondale's nomination as the Democratic Party's c (...)
Susan Meiselas USA. Philadelphia, PA. 2016. DNC delegate takes a selfie with former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright as she walks to the floor. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin USA. Washington DC. 2010. Capitol Hill. Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy PELOSI. She was the first woman to hold this office. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Richard Kalvar Ann Veneman, Executive Director, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) with John Gage, Chief Researcher and Vice-President, Sun Microsystems. Veneman had previously served as US Secretary of Agri (...)
Paolo Pellegrin USA. Washington DC. 2010. Capitol Hill. Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy PELOSI. She was the first woman to hold this office. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Nikos Economopoulos Gay Pride parade. New York City, USA. 1998. © Nikos Economopoulos | Magnum Photos
Carl De Keyzer Armed Services Subcommittee on seapower on the Marine Corps programs budget. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY). Washington, DC, USA. 2005. © Carl De Keyzer | Magnum Photos
Paolo Pellegrin Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi. She was the first woman to hold this office. Washington DC, USA. 2010. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos
Peter van Agtmael USA. Henniker, NH. 2016. Hillary Clinton at New England College before the New Hampshire primary. Donald Trump ultimately won the Republican primary and Bernie Sanders won the Democratic. © Peter van Agtmael | Magnum Photos
Thomas Dworzak USA. Scranton, Pa. October 12, 2008. Senator Hillary Rodham CLINTON (D-NY) at a rally given by Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee Senator Joe BIDEN. © Thomas Dworzak | Magnum Photos
Christopher Anderson USA. Philadelphia. 2013. Hillary Clinton at the Liberty Awards, held at the Nation Constitution Center. © Christopher Anderson | Magnum Photos
Susan Meiselas Presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses the DNC. Philadelphia, PA, USA. 2016. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Peter van Agtmael USA. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2016. Hillary Clinton after her speech inside the Wells Fargo Center during the last day of the DNC. © Peter van Agtmael | Magnum Photos
Leonard Freed Gloria Steinem at the podium of a Frances "Sissy" Farenthold for Vice President rally. USA. 1972. © Leonard Freed | Magnum Photos
Leonard Freed USA. NYC. August 26, 1970. Women's Liberation march at City Hall. © Leonard Freed | Magnum Photos
A. Abbas USA. California. San Diego. Electoral campaign. 1996. Pro choice demonstration. © A. Abbas | Magnum Photos
Thomas Hoepker Bella Abzug, Congresswoman and New York politician, in her Lower Manhattan office. New York City, USA. 1986. © Thomas Hoepker | Magnum Photos
Inge Morath © The Inge Morath Foundation USA. New York City. 1996. Feminist author Betty FRIEDAN (center) at Ellis Island to pose for photographer Frederic Brenner for his "Icons" project. Background-right, author Arthur MILLER. © Inge Morath © The Inge Morath Foundation | Magnum Photos
Raymond Depardon FRANCE. Paris. US jazz singer Aretha FRANKLIN during a concert at the Olympia. May 7, 1968. In 1987 she became the first woman inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. © Raymond Depardon | Magnum Photos
Elliott Erwitt USA. Bucks County, Pennsylvania. 1956. Pearl S. BUCK in her greenhouse. She was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. © Elliott Erwitt | Magnum Photos
Paul Fusco USA. 1982. Maya Angelou interviewing writer Mary Frances Kennedy (MFK) Fisher at her home for People Magazine. © Paul Fusco | Magnum Photos
Richard Kalvar Carly Fiorina (chairman and CEO, Hewlett Packard, USA). © Richard Kalvar | Magnum Photos
Eli Reed Aretha Franklin, American singer. Lincoln Memorial, USA. January 17th, 1993. © Eli Reed | Magnum Photos
Richard Kalvar SWITZERLAND. Davos. Annual Meeting of the World Economic. 2005.

Carly Fiorina, (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, HP, USA) with Joseph R. Biden (Democratic Senator from Delaware, USA). © Richard Kalvar | Magnum Photos
Peter Marlow USA. California. Los Angeles. 2002. Adidas commercial assignment. Mia Hamm (USA) US Womens Football team captain. She would become the first woman inducted into the World Football Hall of Fame. © Peter Marlow | Magnum Photos
Christopher Anderson Recent graduates of the FDNY Academy, Vanessa Schoening, Giselle King, Charlotte Shannon and Antoinette Proctor. NYC, USA. 2014. © Christopher Anderson | Magnum Photos
Peter van Agtmael Cook County Sheriff's during an eviction in the Chicago suburbs. Chicago, USA. 2011. © Peter van Agtmael | Magnum Photos
Alec Soth Carla Redd, 39. Police Sergeant. Rockford, Illinois, USA. 2011. © Alec Soth | Magnum Photos
Susan Meiselas USA. West Point, New York. 2000. Cadets take part in military training at the U.S. Military Academy. © Susan Meiselas | Magnum Photos
Michael Christopher Brown West Point cadets during the graduation ceremony. West Point, USA. May 27th, 2006. © Michael Christopher Brown | Magnum Photos
Alec Soth USA. 2014. A female member of the US Air Force who was sexually assaulted by a fellow officer. © Alec Soth | Magnum Photos