Against The Odds: Women Pioneers in The First Hundred Years Of Photography
by Martin W. Sandler
Publisher's Description
Against the Odds, an absolute landmark in photography studies, is the first survey to attend to the exceptional accomplishments of American women in the first 100 years of the medium. Women's critical role in the early years of photography's history has largely been ignored by traditional surveys, a fact which is deftly remedied by author Martin Sandler. Over thirty groundbreaking photographers are discussed, many of whom will be familiar names to photo enthusiasts.
Amazon.com Review
It's hard to believe that a woman like Elizabeth Ellen Roberts had time to take hundreds of stunning panoramic photographs of the American prairie in the early 1900s, considering that she was a mother with a full-time job as North Dakota's first female game warden. But Roberts is just one of many exceptional photographers profiled by Martin W. Sandler in Against the Odds: Women Pioneers in the First Hundred Years of Photography. This generously illustrated book, which deals with such subjects as portraiture, images of Native Americans, landscape, and documentary and experimental photography, is written in an easygoing style reminiscent of a TV documentary--in fact, it was the basis for a PBS show. Sandler briefly profiles famous women in the field, such as Dorothea Lange, Laura Gilpin, and Margaret Bourke-White, as well as many obscure figures. With great warmth, he describes the obstacles they overcame and explains why their images are memorable. --Cathy Curtis
ISBN: 0847823040
Publisher: Rizzoli
Hardcover : 192 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 10.8 x 9 x 0.9 inches
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