A History of Women Photographers
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 432 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 fourteen 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.
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A History of Women PhotographersUser Review - 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 the 1800s through the current megapixel age. For this third edition, 20 new female shooters and ten images have been added. In total, this sports more than 300 pix by over 270 photographers. Subjects run the gamut from still life, portraits, and press to artsy stuff-basically everything. The imagery is reproduced beautifully. Informative and wonderfully illustrated, this stunner could do double duty in art and women's history collections.Ã¢â‚¬â€ Michael Rogers, "Classic Returns," BookSmack! 7/1/2010
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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.