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What They Saw: Historical Photobooks by Women, 1843-1999

What They Saw: Historical Photobooks by Women, 1843-1999

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What They Saw: Historical Photobooks by Women, 1843-1999

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Ed. by Russet Lederman and Olga Yatskevich. 10x10 Photobooks, New York, 2021.

352 pp. Well Illustrated (chiefly col.). 30 x 24 cm. In English. Paperbound.

ISBN 9780578932132

Presenting a diverse geographic and ethnic selection, the What They Saw anthology interprets historical photobooks by women in the broadest sense possible: classic bound books, portfolios, personal albums, unpublished books, zines and scrapbooks. Some of the books documented are well-known publications such as Anna Atkins' Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions (1843-1853), Germaine Krull's Métal (1928) and Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph (1972), while other books may be relatively unknown, such as Alice Seeley Harris' The Camera and the Congo Crime (c. 1906), Varvara Stepanova's Groznyi smekh. Okna Rosta (1932), Eslanda Cardozo Goode Robeson's African Journey (1945), Fina Gómez Revenga's Fotografías de Fina Gómez Revenga (1954), Eiko Yamazawa's Far and Near (1962) and Gretta Alegre Sarfaty's Auto-photos: Série transformações--1976: Diário de Uma Mulher--1977 (1978). Also addressed in the publication are the glaring gaps and omissions in current photobook history--in particular, the lack of access, support and funding for photobooks by non-Western women and women of color.

Subject Headings: International ; Western Art -- Post-1945 -- Manuscripts and Book Design ; Photography -- Women Artists --

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