A History of Women Photographers

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Abbeville Press Publishers, 2010 - Photography - 432 pages
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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.

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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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Here is yet another publication that strives to rescue from oblivion the neglected achievements of women in the visual arts. Juxtaposing the past 155 years of photographic history with events from ... Read full review



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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 (now in its fourth edition) in 1984. This is the second revision of her 1994 book, the award-winning A History of Women Photographers. She lives in Long Island City, New York.

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