Few women are currently honored with monuments in New York City, something that local officials promise will soon change. The New York Times recently called upon the public to suggest women who should be memorialized. One of their favorite nominations? The pioneering photographer Alice Austen , who produced  more than 8,000 images  that pushed the boundaries of her era and remain strikingly relevant today.

Read more about Austen and nine other women who we hope will soon be gracing our streets once again. And visit the Alice Austen House Museum, where Austen's remarkable legacy is preserved.