Photography is largely a male dominated profession and Annie Mpalume is one of Zimbabwe's first finest female photojournalists; she is Chief Photographer for the Daily News.
Women have made significant contributions to photography since its inception and Mpalume is one such strong woman who has stood her ground in the profession.
With so many picture-taking gadgets on the market today, it is a big challenge for professional photographers and, according to Mpalume, only real photographers can protect their profession.
Mpalume is also a member of Zimbabwe Association of Female Photographers (ZAFP) who has participated in many joint photo exhibitions with various themes together with other women from the same organisation.
She says she has seen a lot in her profession and her advice to upcoming female photographers is that they should stay focused and know their worth as well as what they want to achieve in the field of photography lest they get carried by the wind and fail to make any impact.local