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History of Women Photographers

History of Women Photographers

By Naomi Rosenblum

"Landmark volume... a seminal reference work... brings to light a largely unknown world in vivid originality and broad archival conception." —Publishers Weekly

“The definitive book on the subject.” —The Wall Street Journal

"There are surprises in every chapter of this well-written history, and the supporting material... is equally valuable." — Chicago Tribune

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.

416 pages
Abbeville Press; Third Edition, 2010
8.9 x 1.1 x 11.3 inches
ISBN 9780789212245
Women Artist, Photography 

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