Women Seeing Women

Women Seeing Women : A Pictorial History of Women's Photography from Julia Margaret Cameron to Annie Leibovitz

Edited by Lothar Schirmer , By (author) Elizabeth Bronfen , By (photographer) Julia Margaret Cameron , By (photographer) Annie Leibovitz

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This anthology is dedicated to pictures of women taken by women. It begins with photographs by the two great female photographers of the 19th century, Clementina Lady Hawarden and Julia Margaret Cameron, and covers a period of over 100 years to the present day. Some 160 images by 90 photographers present us with the entire spectrum of female self-definition both behind and in front of the camera. As such, the four major themes of social reality, the family, the female body and virtual reality come to the fore with their multifarious pictures from the worlds of art, literature, fashion, dance and show business. There are self-portraits as well as female photographers' portraits of female photographers, daughters, mothers and, of course, several important female figures including Virginia Woolf, Greta Garbo, Martha Graham, Simone de Beauvoir, Maria Callas, Madonna, Hillary Clinton, and even Her Majesty the Queen.

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  • Hardback | 248 pages
  • 140 x 230 x 28mm | 1,935g
  • 01 Nov 2007
  • Haus Publishing Limited
  • London
  • English
  • 160 colour illustrations
  • 1905791208
  • 9781905791200
  • 1,140,543

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Berenice Abbott, Lola Alvarez Bravo, Rogi Andre, Diane Arbus, Eve Arnold, Ellen Auerbach, Vanessa Beecroft, Ruth Bernhard, Aenne Bierman, Lillian Birnbaum, Margaret Bourke-White, Steffi Brandl, Marianne Breslauer, Claude Cahun, Julia Margaret Cameron, Elisabetta Catalano, Yvonne Chevalier, Imogen Cunningham, Zoe Dominic, Jayne Fincher, Trude Fleischmann, Martine Franck, Gisele Freund, Trude Geiringer, Jitka Hanzlova, Lotte Jacobi, Germaine Krull, Inez van Lamsweerde, Dorothea Lange, Annie Leibovitz, Dora Maar, Linda McCartney, Isolde Ohlbaum, Leni Riefenstahl, Dorothy Wilding, Francesca Woodman et al.

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What is clear from these images of women sprawling, playing, working or simply letting the world go by, is that each subject is allowed her own identity. She may not have a name as such, but nor is she known as Beauty', Venus' or Sorrow'. Rather, she remains uniquely and defiantly herself' -Stella (Sunday Telegraph magazine)

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