Last week we celebrated Jezebel's fifth anniversary; in honor of the occasion we introduced you to our Jezebel 25, a list of notable women who have caught our attention and, we believe, are worthy of yours. Of course, there are hundreds of thousands — millions, even — of women out there who are kicking ass and taking names in ways that are worthy of our appreciation; narrowing it down to 25 active participants was a challenge. But it was worth it, not only because we were able to give these ladies a much deserved shout-out, but also because if you didn't know their names, now you do. In addition to sitting for individual portraits, they also posed for group shots photographed by Nikola Tamindzic. The images are beautiful, and we're particularly pleased because we see no reason why photographs of this caliber should be exclusive to some narrow-minded Vanity Fair spread or Kardashian holiday cards.

You can see complete profiles of all honorees here. Click group portraits to enlarge.


From left: Model Sara Ziff, socialist presidential candidate Peta Lindsay, Intel Science Competition finalist Samantha Garvey, Hollaback founder Emily May, and birth control advocate Sandra Fluke.

Photograph by Nikola Tamindzic.

From left: Activist Ai-jen Poo, journalist Mac McClelland, photographer Jamala Johns, Project Unbreakable founder Grace Brown, and FBomb founder Julie Zeilinger.

Photograph by Nikola Tamindzic.


From left: Eater editorial director Amanda Kludt, author Kate Zambreno, film producer Natalie Difford, author Sheila Heti, and rapper Jean Grae.

Photograph by Nikola Tamindzic.

From left: Momofuku dessert guru Christina Tosi, food blogger Deb Perelman, Hot97 news director Minya "Miss Info" Oh, photographer Elizabeth Herman, and energy expert Brittany Gibbons.

Photograph by Nikola Tamindzic.

From left: Sexy Baby star Winnifred Bonjean-Alpert, comedian Julie Klausner, activist Jennifer Baumgardner, Nikki Dekker and Maayan Zilberman of Lake and Stars.

Photograph by Nikola Tamindzic.

And finally, because we were overdue for a family portrait, the Jezebel staff. From left: Editorial assistant Madeleine Davies, senior writer Tracie Egan Morrissey, staff writer Katie JM Baker, staff writer Lindy West, deputy editor Dodai Stewart, staff writer Erin Gloria Ryan, contributing editor Jenna Sauers, and editor-in-chief Jessica Coen.

Photograph by Nikola Tamindzic.

In addition to the work of photographer Nikola Tamindzic, we want to give credit* where it's due:

Stylist Lara Backmender works with editorial, advertising and celebrity clientele. She's made her name on her love of vintage, appreciation of high design and highly trained eye for both established designers and raw, up-and-coming talent — the result is a youthful sophistication. Lara's alumnus of Parsons School of Design including a semester at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London and a former designer herself, meaning she's got serious street cred. You can find out more about her considerable skills here.

Hair stylist Tomo Nakajima is known for giving singer Joan Jett her rocker chic cut and creating sleek and sexy editorial styles for publications such as Elle, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan and Surface, amongst others. His creations have been seen strutting down the runways of top designers such as Zac Posen, Escada, Jill Stuart and BCBG. Did you catch the part about Joan Jett? We got the Joan Jett guy. More on Tomo here.

Make-up artist Sylvia Dimaki came to New York from Athens, Greece and, in the fifteen years since her arrival, has styled hair and makeup for publications such as Allure, Elle, Esquire, Seventeen, and Vogue Italia. In addition to editorial, advertising and catalogue work, Sylvia has also worked with a veritable slew of celebrities, a wide-ranging list including Jane Seymour, Goldie Hawn, and the Backstreet Boys (!). You can find more on Sylvia here.

*The Jezebel staff "styled" themselves; we did our hair and makeup in a single room where we crowded around a couple of tiny mirrors and sang "I Feel Pretty" into our hairbrushes.