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A History of Women Photographers

A History Of Women Photographers

The essential illustrated history of women photographers, now updated and expanded to include women working in the twenty-first century.

From The Abbeville Press: “Women have had a special relationship with the camera since the advent of photographic technology in the mid-nineteenth century. Photographers celebrated women as their subjects, from intimate family portraits and fashion spreads to artistic photography and nude studies, including Man Ray’s Violon d’Ingres. Lesser known—and lesser studied—is the history of women photographers, who continue to make invaluable contributions to this flourishing art form.

A lengthy study with 416 pages and more than 300 illustrations, A History of Women Photographers is the only survey of women photographers working in the past three centuries, and it is impressively comprehensive. In this edition author Naomi Rosenblum expands the book’s coverage, including new photographers and fifteen new images. There are several important revisions throughout the text and to the appendix of photographer biographies. Rosenblum also provides a new Afterword, in which she evaluates the influence of rapidly changing digital technology on the field of photography and how women photographers stand in the twenty-first century. A History of Women Photographers is a momentous contribution to the study of photography—and an important addition to any shutterbug’s library.”

Naomi Rosenblum, an independent curator and scholar who has written many articles and lectured extensively on a wide range of subjects in photography, first published A World History of Photography in 1984 (it is now in its fourth edition and is a popular course textbook). This is the second revision of her 1994 book, A History of Women Photographers. She lives in Long Island City, New York.

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Posted by on March 15, 2015 in history of photography


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The blog went comatose quietly in it’s sleep some time ago but I have a reason to bring it back. In diversifying my effort to divide my blogging on other platforms I wanted to keep certain kinds of content separated and I now have a desire to bring some of it together under one roof again. That’s going to be here. I run across a lot of posts about art and music while I read other blogs. The relationship between those topics posts will seem more clear as time goes on. In this post today, I want to feature as the birthday of Eugéne Atget. (1857-1927) and an article by Eric Kim Photography on “6 Lessons Eugéne Atget Has Taught Me“.

Eugéne Atget - "Folie Thoinard"

Eugéne Atget – “Folie Thoinard”

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Posted by on February 13, 2015 in history of photography


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