Ruth Bernhard: Between Art and Life
recommended: Ruth Bernhard: The Eternal Body
Ellen Mark: An American Odyssey, 1963-1999 Photographs by Mary Ellen Mark
Poem by Maya Angelou
SYNOPSIS "Mark works in a classic documentary mode: her work imprints itself on viewers in the way that only great photography can." ŃHarpers Bazaar
Recently voted by the readers of American Photography as their favorite woman photographer of all time, Mary Ellen Mark has made some of America's most iconic photographs. She is unsurpassed at shaping both the odd and the everyday into genuinely surprising photographs that subtly yet powerfully challenge our preconceptions or intensify our convictions. Mary Ellen Mark's poetic and at times disquieting photographs form a fascinating portrait of a complex, amusing, and occasionally unsettling country and its people.
Twins Photographs and interviews by Mary Ellen Mark
Mary Ellen Mark, In Twins, her fourteenth publication, Mark turns her acute eye and her heart to the extraordinary bond that exists between these very special siblings.
In Real Life: Six Women Photographers
Hardcover, 1st ed., 80pp.
School Library Journal
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Early Work of Cindy Sherman
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Cindy Sherman: Retrospective
her name as a photographer with a sequence of self-portraits
Paperback, 2nd ed., 220pp.
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Annie Leibovitz - WOMEN
award-winning photographer Annie Leibovitz celebrates the rich and varied
roles women play in society at the dawn of the new millennium. Here are
the celebrity photos -- Jodie Foster, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Elizabeth
Taylor -- for which Leibovitz is perhaps best known, but they stand alongside
stunning depictions of less famous women -- an astronaut, a rancher, a
dancer, an architect -- whose contributions to the world we live in are
no less valuable for being less celebrated. Susan Sontag contributes an
insightful and thought-provoking essay.
A book of
photographs; a book about women; a very American project: generous, ardent,
inventive, open-ended. It's for us to decide what to make of these pictures.
After all, a photograph is not an opinion. Or is it?
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Henri, Artist-Photographer of the Avant-Garde:
Our Mothers: Portraits by 72 Women Photographers
from The Reader's Catalog
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The Witch of Kodakery: The Photography of Myra Albert Wiggins, 1869-1956
Reframings: New American Feminist Photographies
These photographers attempt to "reframe" women in positions of power and authority or to present images that aim to shock us into confronting the reality of women's roles in society. While the quality of the writing and reproductions is uneven, this book would be a valuable addition to collections of contemporary photography or women's studies.Kathleen Collins, New York Transit Museum Archives, Brooklyn
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"A rare example of a readable and even entertaining reference book... here are tales of family drama and stories of business squabbles, accounts of the first women to pursue photography in the Far West, and the story of the first Chinese person to make pictures in San Francisco... A book which sets new standards for research and becomes an instant bible for anyone working in the fields of western American history or the history of photography."
"Distinguished by its imaginative breadth, its copious scholarship and its entertaining literary style, Pioneer Photographers of the Far West becomes the standard that future biographical compendia and photographic history books will aspire to match." From the Foreword by Martha A. Sandweiss
This extraordinarily comprehensive, well-documented, biographical dictionary of some 1,500 photographers (and workers engaged in photographically related pursuits) active in western North America before 1865 is enriched by some 250 illustrations, many of them previously unpublished.
pp. 704 ¾¾250
at Last: Celebrating Adoption and the New Pathways to Parenthood
For some, parenthood comes easily; for others, the path to parenthood is long and paved with challenges, not only physical but emotional and financial as well. In words and photographs, Parents at Last celebrates 32 couples and individuals who perservered in their quest to become parents, often in the face of formidable odds.
50 b/w photographs
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Easy Walk, Newark, 1980-1993
The book depicts the suburbanites journey into the ghetto, records what she has experienced and celebrates the human spirit.
"No Easy Walk is enormously moving. Carol and her neighbors come vividly to life. The author nicely avoids the customary condescension of too many visitors in poor communities and infuses Newark's Central Ward with all the mixture of sorrow and courage that its residents display...Carol emerges as a woman of tremendous strength and dignity. I hope the book is widely read." - Jonathan Kozol.
Along with meaningful and compassionate photographs, Stummer has provided a brief history of Newark, highlighting its early strengths and clearly itemizing the steps along its decay.
Available at Barnes and Noble.
A History of Women Photographers by Naomi Rosenblum
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 women's social history, Rosenblum (A World History of Photography, LJ 2/1/85) documents women's contributions to the technological, artistic, and experimental development of photography. Her feminist narrative explores women's creativity both as a means of self-expression and as a lucrative profession. The 36 color plates, along with over 200 black-and-white illustrations, include fine examples of portraiture, advertising, and photojournalism. The last section contains valuable thumbnail biographies of approximately 240 female photographers-from the obscure to the famous-whose illustrations appear in the text. An ambitious bibliography makes this a prime tool and stimulus for researchers. Highly recommended for photography, women's studies, and young adult collections. -- From Library Journal Joan Levin, MLS
2nd ed., 400pp.
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