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Women Photographers: From Julia Margaret Cameron to Cindy Sherman

Women Photographers: From Julia Margaret Cameron to Cindy Sherman

By Boris Friedewald 

“This is an important book for the library of the photographic historian, as well as anyone who wishes to have a better appreciation of important women in the field.”—Rangefinder

“Artistic styles range from the amazing (Anna Atkin’s pioneering, mid-19th-century, camera-less botanical impressions) to the intriguing (Herlinde Koelbl’s unexpected portraits of prominent Germans).”—L. C. Dubon, The University of Toledo, Choice

“The written profiles are informative and the photographs are beautiful.”—Shauna Frischkorn, Millersville Univ., PA, Library Journal

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.

Paperback
240 pages
Prestel, Reprint Edition, 2018
8.4 x 0.7 x 10.7 inches
ISBN 9783791384665
Photography, Women's Studies, Biography 

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