(Not really STEM as she was a war photographer, but pretty damn awesome all the same).
I have a couple of issues with the articles I linked to. In the film, the author of a biography on her called her ‘feisty’, a word never used to describe men and one that immediately worry about the quality of the book. The second issue is that the Wikipedia article states,
Despite her mediocre photographic credentials, during World War II Chapelle managed to become a war correspondent photojournalist for National Geographic.
Now, it may well be that she had mediocre credentials, but 1) the article provides no evidence of this and 2) was Nat Geo ever in the position where it could only hire ‘mediocre’ photographers? It seems unnecessarily disparaging of her work and isn’t a description I’d ever expect to be seen for a man unless there was concrete evidence of the fact.