A survey of the greatest female photographers working today, created as a platform to showcase important work that might otherwise be marginalized in the still male-dominated photography community
Female Photography Now
Author: Fiona Rogers,Max Houghton
Category: Photography, Artistic
Author: Constance Sullivan
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
Women Photographers and Feminist Aesthetics makes the case for a feminist aesthetics in photography by analysing key works of twenty-two women photographers, including cis- and trans-woman photographers. Claire Raymond provides close readings of key photographs spanning the history of photography, from nineteenth-century Europe to twenty-first century Africa and Asia. She offers original interpretations of well-known photographers such as Diane Arbus, Sally Mann, and Carrie Mae Weems, analysing their work in relation to gender, class, and race. The book also pays close attention to the way in which indigenous North Americans have been represented through photography and the ways in which contemporary Native American women photographers respond to this history. Developing the argument that through aesthetic force emerges the truly political, the book moves beyond polarization of the aesthetic and the cultural. Instead, photographic works are read for their subversive political and cultural force, as it emerges through the aesthetics of the image. This book is ideal for students of Photography, Art History, Art and Visual Culture, and Gender.
Author: Claire Raymond
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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. Featuring more than 300 illustrations, A History of Women Photographers is the only comprehensive survey of women photographers from the age of the daguerreotype to the present day. In this edition, author Naomi Rosenblum expands the book’s coverage to include additional photographers and fourteen new images. The text and the appendix of photographer biographies have been revised throughout, and Rosenblum also provides a new afterword, in which she evaluates the influence of rapidly changing digital technology on the field of photography and the standing of women photographers in the twenty-first century.
Author: Naomi Rosenblum
Publisher: Abbeville Press
This thorough and accessible introduction to the greatest women photographers from the 19th century to today features the most important works of 55 artists, along with in-depth biographical and critical assessments. Since the inception of photography as an art form nearly 200 years ago, women have played an important role in the development of the genre, often pushing boundaries and defying social convention. This comprehensive volume features 55 of the most important women photographers. Each artist is profiled in spreads featuring splendid reproductions of key works and an in-depth overview of her career and contributions to the art of photography. Biographical information and a contextual essay focusing on the impact of women in the history of the medium makes this an excellent illustrated reference.
From Julia Margaret Cameron to Cindy Sherman
Author: Boris Friedewald
This anthology is dedicated to pictures of women taken by women. It begins with photographs by the two great female photographers of the 19th century, Clementina Lady Hawarden and Julia Margaret Cameron, and covers a period of over 100 years to the present day. Some 160 images by 90 photographers present us with the entire spectrum of female self-definition both behind and in front of the camera. As such, the four major themes of social reality, the family, the female body and virtual reality come to the fore with their multifarious pictures from the worlds of art, literature, fashion, dance and show business. There are self-portraits as well as female photographers’ portraits of female photographers, daughters, mothers and, of course, several important female figures including Virginia Woolf, Greta Garbo, Martha Graham, Simone de Beauvoir, Maria Callas, Madonna, Hillary Clinton, and even Her Majesty the Queen.
A Pictorial History of Women's Photography from Julia Margaret Cameron to Inez Van Lamsweerde
Author: Lothar Schirmer
Category: Photography of women
Collection of photographs from social media movement #girlgaze.
How Girls See the World
Author: Amanda de Cadenet
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
Category: Documentary photography
A new generation of female artists is emerging who have grown up in a culture saturated with social media and selfies. This book looks at how young women are using photography and the internet to explore issues of self-image and female identity, and the impact this is having on contemporary art. Forty artists are featured, all of whose principal subject matter is either themselves or other women. Each is accompanied by a short profile based on personal interviews with the author, giving a fascinating insight into this exciting shift in female creativity.
Art and Photography in the Age of the Female Gaze
Author: Charlotte Jansen
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Publisher: Holt McDougal
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
From the author of Speak and Fever, 1793, comes the never-before-told tale of Sarah Josepha Hale, the extraordinary "lady editor" who made Thanksgiving a national holiday! Thanksgiving might have started with a jubilant feast on Plymouth's shore. But by the 1800s America's observance was waning. None of the presidents nor Congress sought to revive the holiday. And so one invincible "lady editor" name Sarah Hale took it upon herself to rewrite the recipe for Thanksgiving as we know it today. This is an inspirational, historical, all-out boisterous tale about perseverance and belief: In 1863 Hale's thirty-five years of petitioning and orations got Abraham Lincoln thinking. He signed the Thanksgiving Proclamation that very year, declaring it a national holiday. This story is a tribute to Hale, her fellow campaigners, and to the amendable government that affords citizens the power to make the world a better place! Included in this e-book edition is a read-along option.
The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving (with audio recording)
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The year is 1752, and 17-year-old Agnes Trussel arrives in London pregnant with an unwanted child. Lost and frightened, she lands work as an apprentice to a fireworks maker. As she learns the trade, she joins in his quest to make the most spectacular fireworks the world has ever seen.
Author: Jane Borodale
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Category: Fireworks industry
A highly entertaining read for anyone with even a passing interest in art and art history. This myth-busting book takes you on a great ride through the lives of starving (and not so starving) artists, unusual exhibitions and painting blunders throughout history. In the intriguing, outrageous and often provoking world of the visual arts, nothing is quite as it seems. From the world’s first intance of photobombing in 1843 to the Damien Hirst spot painting that landed on Mars, the destruction of Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers during World War II and the £3,500 sheet of paper crumpled into a ball, Everything You Know About Art is Wrong will confound your assumptions about the world of art – and perhaps even the place of art in the world.
Author: Matt Brown
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Told in a rich Southern voice, The King of Halloween and Miss Firecracker Queen is a quirky, heartwarming true story of life and death in competitive football.
A Daughter's Tale of Family and Football
Author: Lori Leachman
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This landmark book offers a synthesis of celebrated Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas's views on her work and the role of the documentary photographer. Through text drawn largely from exclusive interviews with editor Mark Holborn, she offers a remarkable commentary on her career, from early work with carnival strippers, through groundbreaking reportage on Nicaragua and El Salvador, to projects encompassing subjects as varied as the Dani tribe of Indonesia, the Kurds of Northern Iraq and victims of domestic violence in California. Central to Meiselas's work are themes of collaboration, return and exchange. With over 110 photographs - some classics, others rarely published - this book demonstrates how the frontline on which Meiselas has worked involves a bearing of witness and a gathering of evidence. As Meiselas has stated: 'To continue on is to be curious - to be compelled to confront, to examine, to expose, to engage, and not know where you will end up or how the journey will change you. The frontline is always a choice.'
Author: Susan Meiselas,Mark Holborn
Category: Documentary photography
This book celebrates the new creative processes of the modern photographic era, in which blogs and Instagram streams function alongside analogue albums and contact sheets, and the traditional notebook takes the form of Polaroid studies, smartphone pictures, diaristic projects, found photography, experimental image-making and self-published photo-zines. Each photographer presents his or her sketchbook: several pages of images that convey his or her working methods and thought processes. These intimate, one-off presentations are accompanied by engaging interviews that reveal how the simple act of pressing a shutter can capture and express a fully realized personal vision. Three essays by the authors explore subjects at the cutting edge of contemporary practice, including: photo diaries and online experiments and exhibitions; print and electronic publication; planning and editing large projects; and new cameras and other photographic technologies. Designed to satisfy the most demanding of image junkies, this is an indispensible resource for anyone with an interest in photography or the creative process.
Author: Stephen McLaren,Bryan Formhals
Alex Prager is one of the truly original image makers of our time. She creates delicately staged compositions that are familiar yet strange, utterly compelling, and unerringly memorable. Silver Lake Drive showcases Prager's boldest creations to date: from the early Polyester series, through her film collaborations with actor Bryce Dallas Howard, to the tour-de-force Face in the Crowd—shot on a Hollywood sound stage with more than 150 performers—and her 2016 commission for the Paris Opera, La Grande Sortie. In a deluxe hardcover package with a textured two-piece case and foil stamping, Silver Lake Drive is a an essential collectible for Prager's fans and an illuminating introduction to her work for new audiences.
Author: Alex Prager
Publisher: Chronicle Books
How do women paint or photograph each other? How do they represent each other in performance or sculpture? As mothers or heroines? With tenderness, aggression or respect? Madam & Eve explores the female gaze as it focuses on other women. The authors – an artist and a curator – investigate the work of over 200 artists, ranging from the well-established to the lesser known. A historical introduction sets up the artistic and cultural context for the rest of the book, which focuses on art since the 1970s and covers the universal themes of the body, life, death, stories, and icons. The result is an amazing parade of artworks: eye-catching, poignant, powerful, political, idiosyncratic, playful, awkward, passionate, sexy, and positive. It is also an eloquent examination of the impact that the feminist movement has had on contemporary art.
Women Portraying Women
Author: Liz Rideal,Kathleen Soriano
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Evidence is the cumulation of six years work on political disappearance by the photographer Diana Matar. Years ago the artist s father-in-law, a Libyan opposition leader, was kidnapped by the Egyptian secret service and handed over to the Gaddafi regime; he has been missing ever since. The first third of the book is a meditation on absence told through photographs and excerpts of letters written by the artist to her missing father-in-law, Jaballa. Slowly the book begins to change as it is made clear that Jaballa s actions have implications for her own life and her family s safety. As she travels through London, Libya, Italy and California, the images and diary entries take one on a journey through contemporary history. Crafted as an homage to one man, the book shows the cruel effects of dictatorship on intimate relationships and family life."
Author: Diana Matar,Victor Levie
Publisher: Schilt Pub
Why don't' you...run away with the gypsies? Ten-hour shifts in a high-end department store and catering to snooty customers...Nellie Bennett's life wasn't supposed to turn out this way. But maybe all she needs to do is infuse a little passion into her routine—through flamenco dance lessons, for instance. What Nellie doesn't realize is that flamenco is not just a dance—it's a way of life that seems much more enticing than her depressing retail gig. So she packs her suede dance shoes and leaves everything she knows behind, flying halfway around the world to seek the authentic experience in Seville, where the dark-eyed gypsy boys and mouth-watering tapas are enough to make Nellie want to stay in Spain forever. And why shouldn't she? Only in Spain is a foot-stomping, full-on firecracker of a memoir—crackling with energy, food, dance, gypsies, and love—that will capture your heart with the first "Olé!" "A vivid, entertaining memoir...Bennett had me itching to pack my bag and join her."—Ann Vanderhoof, author of An Embarrassment of Mangoes and The Spice Necklace
A Foot-Stomping, Firecracker of a Memoir about Food, Flamenco, and Falling in Love
Author: Nellie Bennett
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography