A history of women photographers

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Abbeville Press, 2000 - Photography - 400 pages
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Women have made vital contributions to photography both as a profession and as an art form from the very beginning. In every aspect of the medium -- portraiture, social and scientific documentation, advertising, photo-journalism, personal expression -- women have been highly active creators. Yet their achievements have often been overlooked and occasionally even credited to their male spouses or colleagues.

With A History of Women Photographers, Dr. Naomi Rosenblum -- author of A World History of Photography -- helps set the record straight. She explores the work of some 250 women photographers, from Julia Margaret Cameron to Tina Modetti, Margaret Bourke-White, and Cindy Sherman. Her ground-breaking work provides an invitingly readable chronicle both of the women's creativity and of the challenging contexts within which they worked. In addition to the illuminating text and striking photographs are densely detailed individual biographies and an extensive annotated bibliography. All of this has made A History of Women Photographers an invaluable resource.

The new edition has 2 new color images (replacing two earlier choices) and 15 additional black-and-white images; the final three chapters have been revised and updated, as have the copious bibliography and biographies.

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A History of Women Photographers

User Review  - Michael Rogers - Book Verdict

When Rosenblum's chronicle made its debut in 1994, Publishers Weekly anointed it a "landmark volume"; it's easy to see why. The text digs back to photography's beginnings in the glass negative days of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Avis Black - Goodreads

This book suffers from a very weak selection of pictures. Whoever picked these shots seemed to have deliberately zeroed in on the worst work in the photographers' portfolios. Read full review

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A History of Women Photographers - Questia Online Library
Like her World History, Rosenblum's big new survey book from Abbeville, A History of Women Photographers, will be seen as a major general reference tool ...
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JSTOR: A History of Women Photographers
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Women photographers: Robert Leggat's "A History of Photography"
This brief article can only scratch at the surface; those wishing to pursue this further are well advised to read "A History of Women Photographers" by ...
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American Women's History: Photographers
Palmquist, Peter E. "Selected Bibliography." In A History of Women Photographers, by Naomi Rosenblum. New York: Abbeville Press, 1994. ...
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Naomi Rosenblum Bio
In 1997 Rosenblum curated A HISTORY OF WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS, a traveling exhibition based on her book. In 1998, Naomi and her husband Walter were awarded the ...
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Dorothea Lange: A Visual Life. - book reviews | Art Journal | Find ...
And while Rosenblum has done a dependably competent and creditable job in researching and writing A History of Women Photographers, I'm not convinced that ...
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Peter E. Palmquist - Bibliography
"[Bibliography]," in Naomi Rosenblum, A History of Women Photographers. (New York: Abbeville, 1994), pp. 328-347." Palmquist, Peter E.. ...
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A History of Women Photographers, Abbeville Publishing Group, New York , NY . 1994. 20. Vasseur, Dominique. The Soul Unbound: The Photographs of Jane Reece, ...
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Gerda Taro - International Center of Photography - Music - New ...
... make of Ms. Taro’s newly robust story is too early to tell, said Naomi Rosenblum, an art historian and the author of “A History of Women Photographers.” ...
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About the author (2000)

Naomi Rosenblum is the author of A History of Women Photographers. She lives in Long Island City, New York.

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