Ontario-based fine art photographer Dorothy Chiotti won a WINNIE Award for Best Equestrian Photo Journal from EQUUS Film Festival 2018 for her work, Unsung Heroines of the Horse Industry.

Inspired by her debut photography exhibit, Barn Mavens, Chiotti created the photo journal film to celebrate the skilled and empathic women who work behind the scenes to keep the equestrian world humming.

“Having been involved with horses for most of my life, this topic is near and dear to my heart,” she said. “So many kind, caring and skilled women work tirelessly behind the scenes to keep horses happy, healthy and able to do their work, and receive so little acknowledgement for their efforts. This is my way of saying, ‘We see you and acknowledge and appreciate the work you do.’”

Watch the photo journal film below: