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A History of Women Photographers

Rosenblum, Naomi (Book - 2010)
A History of Women Photographers
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In this landmark volume, Rosenblum (A World History of Photography) examines sympathetically the achievements of women in photography since its invention in 1839, and highlights society's failure to give them appropriate recognition. One research obstacle the author encountered was the 19th-century practice of men taking credit for work done by women. Here is work from 250 female camera artists, from Julia Margaret Cameron (b. 1815) to Annie Leibovitz (b. 1949), who, despite strong cultural resistance, mastered everything from early wet-plate views and portraits to 35 millimeter photojournalism, often initiating aesthetic and commercial improvements. Her chronicle of women's part in each era's artistic movements and media transitions, plus capsule biographies with an in-depth bibliography and index, make this a seminal reference work. The author's choice of 263 photographs seems to favor the esoteric, bringing to light a largely unknown world in vivid originality and broad archival conception.
Authors: Rosenblum, Naomi
Title: A history of women photographers
Publisher: New York, NY : Abbeville Press Publishers, 2010
Edition: 3rd ed
Characteristics: 432 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,30 cm
Contents: Introduction: Why women?
Color plates
Chapter 1: At the beginning, 1839-90
Chapter 2: Not just for fun: women become professionals, 1880-1915
Chapter 3: Portraiture, 1890-1915
Chapter 4: Art and recreation: pleasures of the amateur, 1890-1920
Chapter 5: Photography between the wars: Europe, 1920-40
Chapter 6: Photography between the wars: North America, 1920-40
Chapter 7: Photography as information, 1940-2000
Chapter 8: Feminist vision, 1970-95
Chapter 9: Photography as art, 1940-2000
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Notes
Biographies / Jain Kelly
Selected bibliography / Peter E Palmquist
Index
Summary: In this landmark volume, Rosenblum (A World History of Photography) examines sympathetically the achievements of women in photography since its invention in 1839, and highlights society's failure to give them appropriate recognition. One research obstacle the author encountered was the 19th-century practice of men taking credit for work done by women. Here is work from 250 female camera artists, from Julia Margaret Cameron (b. 1815) to Annie Leibovitz (b. 1949), who, despite strong cultural resistance, mastered everything from early wet-plate views and portraits to 35 millimeter photojournalism, often initiating aesthetic and commercial improvements. Her chronicle of women's part in each era's artistic movements and media transitions, plus capsule biographies with an in-depth bibliography and index, make this a seminal reference work. The author's choice of 263 photographs seems to favor the esoteric, bringing to light a largely unknown world in vivid originality and broad archival conception.
Alternate Title: Women photographers
ISBN: 0789209985
9780789209986
Statement of Responsibility: Naomi Rosenblum
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Photography History Photographers Biography Women photographers Biography
Topical Term: Photography
Photographers
Women photographers
Additional Physical Form Entry: Online version: Rosenblum, Naomi. History of women photographers. 3rd ed. New York, NY : Abbeville Press Publishers, 2010 (OCoLC)758283641
LCCN: 2008044367
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