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History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
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The Last Few Years of a 94-Year-Old Woman's Life Preserved In Photos of Her Untouched, Abandoned Home - Feature Shoot

The Last Few Years of a 94-Year-Old Woman's Life Preserved In Photos of Her Untouched, Abandoned Home - Feature Shoot | Herstory | Scoop.it
Donal Moloney's multimedia piece he made recently called Birdie, about an older woman of the same name who passed away three years ago at the age of 94.

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Photography meets feminism: Australian women photographers 1970s–80s

Photography meets feminism: Australian women photographers 1970s–80s | Herstory | Scoop.it

Robyn Stacey, Untitled, 1981

 

During this period of the late twentieth century, photography helped feminism and feminism helped photography. On the one hand, feminists used the highly informative and accessible medium of photography to raise awareness of critical social issues. On the other hand, photographic artists embraced feminist themes as a way of making their practice less esoteric and more engaged with contemporary life. This productive exchange between feminism and photography fostered a range of technical innovations and critical frameworks that radically transformed the direction of visual culture in Australia.

 

Photography meets feminism : Australian women photographers 1970s–80s

18 October 2014 to 7 December 2014

Monash Gallery of Art


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It’s a woman’s world at Bozar’s Summer of Photography | Flanders Today

It’s a woman’s world at Bozar’s Summer of Photography | Flanders Today | Herstory | Scoop.it

For women, photography was different, says Gabriele Schor, the Austrian curator of Bozar’s new exhibition, WOMAN: The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s, which stands as the centrepiece of the fifth biennial Summer of Photography festival in Brussels.

 

According to Schor, when women took up photography and other new media in the 1960s and ’70s, it was an act of artistic emancipation. “For the first time in the history of art, the ‘image of women’ was being created by women,” she says.


WOMAN, a collection of 450 works – mostly photographs – by 29 European and American female artists of the 1970s, sets the tone for this year’s festival, which takes a penetrating look into the world of gender and how it is performed and experienced in different societies.

 

Spearheaded by Bozar and in collaboration with 36 partners, Summer of Photography spreads across 20 locations in the Brussels-Capital Region, representing more than 85 artists.

Until 31 August 2014.

 

http://www.summerofphotography.be/

 

 


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Marilyn Sanders: Wo-Men Working

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"I photograph to share what it is to be alive, an impulse so profound, that I sometimes feel as if images I’m making with my camera could emerge from my inner core as if I were a human camera obscura.- Marilyn Sanders – 2014."

 

Photographer Marilyn Sanders has been interpreting the world for nearly four decades, and today Lenscratch features a series that examines the roles of working women at a time when the Women’s Movement was just taking hold. Marilyn’s focus as a photographer ranges from portraiture, still life, to societal examination.  She works with analog and digital processes and her work is produced in silver gelatin and digital prints.


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Women on the frontline: female photojournalists' visions of conflict

Women on the frontline: female photojournalists' visions of conflict | Herstory | Scoop.it

Women are coming to the fore in a profession long dominated by men, and telling stories their male counterparts couldn't get, writes Tracy McVeig.

Four leading female photographers talk about their work.

 


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Portraits By The Pound

Portraits By The Pound | Herstory | Scoop.it
In this week's Dakota Death Trip update, I posted a photo of a girl who looks much too sad to be wearing satin.   When I flipped the photo over, the back has a big rubber stamp mark from the photo ...
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This article has fabulous info on the female photographers which took these children's portraits!

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Collecting vintage photographs of children!


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A teen Grand Duchess Anastasia captures her own reflection in 1913

A teen Grand Duchess Anastasia captures her own reflection in 1913 | Herstory | Scoop.it
Using a Kodak Brownie, a camera released in 1900, and a mirror to capture her own likeness, the then 13-year-old is seen gazing at herself with curiosity.
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Antique Photos & Postcards of Women

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Found at Auction: The Unseen Photographs of a Legend that Never Was

Found at Auction: The Unseen Photographs of a Legend that Never Was | Herstory | Scoop.it

What if one of the most important street photographers of the 20th century was a 1950s children’s nanny who kept herself to herself and never showed a single one of her photographs to anyone?

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What a great add to any ephemera collection.

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Photos Reveal the Daily Lives of Women in Rural Mennonite Communities

Photos Reveal the Daily Lives of Women in Rural Mennonite Communities | Herstory | Scoop.it
Mexican photographer Eunice Adorno captures women from rural Mennonite communities in her series Flower Woman. Despite being unable to speak German, Adorno manages a candid peek into their daily lives.
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The SCAR Project: Breast Cancer Is Not A Pink Ribbon

The SCAR Project: Breast Cancer Is Not A Pink Ribbon | Herstory | Scoop.it

The SCAR Project is a series of large-scale portraits of young breast cancer survivors shot by fashion photographer David Jay. Primarily an awareness raising campaign, The SCAR Project puts a raw, unflinching face on early onset breast cancer while paying tribute to the courage and spirit of so many brave young women.

Dedicated to the more than 10,000 women under the age of 40 who will be diagnosed this year alone, The SCAR Project is an exercise in awareness, hope, reflection and healing. The mission is three-fold: raise public consciousness of early-onset breast cancer, raise funds for breast cancer research/outreach programs and help young survivors see their scars, faces, figures and experiences through a new, honest and ultimately empowering lens.

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A Beautiful Body Project

A Beautiful Body Project | Herstory | Scoop.it
A Movement Of Women Rising Up To Transform Body Image In Mass Media Through Untouched Photographs, Essays, Audio, And Video! Book Volume 1: Mothers Is Coming Feb 2014!
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Discussing What's Going On In These Antique Photographs

Discussing What's Going On In These Antique Photographs | Herstory | Scoop.it
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Join the conversation, follow the links, share what you know!

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Move Over Barbie: This Dress Up Is for Real

Move Over Barbie: This Dress Up Is for Real | Herstory | Scoop.it

Austin, Texas based “lifestyle” photographer Jaime C. Moore is sick of Barbie. And Disney Princesses too. Now before your feathers get all ruffled, let’s talk about why. As the mother of a 5 year-old daughter and a professional photographer, Jaime wanted to take photos of her daughter in new and creative ways that would not only look great on film, but also get her daughter thinking about the kind of woman she can grow up to be. So she turned to real women like Marie Curie, Sojourner Truth and those featured here for inspiration, and what came out, is absolutely beautiful and inspiring.

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So awesome, I could scream!

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Cabinet Card of a Lady Sharpshooter, - Cowan's Auctions

Cabinet Card of a Lady Sharpshooter, - Cowan's Auctions | Herstory | Scoop.it

She gazes into a mirror (undoubtedly used for over-the-shoulder trick shooting), and cradles a single shot tip-up rifle in her arm.

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Back in the 1960s, when fashion shoots featuring black models were rare...

Back in the 1960s, when fashion shoots featuring black models were rare... | Herstory | Scoop.it

"Ghanaian photographer James Barnor bucked the trend with his fashion shoots for Drum magazine, an influential anti-apartheid magazine based in Johannesburg, and Africa’s first black lifestyle magazine."

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Antique Real Photo Postcard Featuring Female Backsides | Inherited Values

Antique Real Photo Postcard Featuring Female Backsides | Inherited Values | Herstory | Scoop.it
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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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A Marketing Mix
Adventures in advertising and marketing - the contemporary, the historical, and the hysterical. http://deanna.dahlsad.com/
Antiques & Vintage Collectibles
Collecting old things; heirlooms and new to you things! Companion to http://www.inherited-values.com/
Colorful Prism Of Racism
Racism past and present. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/colorful-prism-of-racism/
Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
Cultural History
The roots of culture; history and pre-history.
Dare To Be A Feminist
I do. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/hey-sister-can-you-spare-some-social-change/
For Art's Sake-1
Art, crafts, and the people who make them. To inspire and purchase. Companion to http://www.ululating-undulating-ungulate.com/
Herstory
History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
In The Name Of God
Mainly acts done in the name of religion, but also discussions of atheism, faith, & spirituality.
Kinsanity
Let's just say I have reasons to learn more about mental health, special needs children, psychology, and the like.
Kitsch
Mostly vintage and retro "badness" but you can decide how delicious it is. http://www.kitschy-kitschy-coo.com/blog/
Nerdy Needs
The stuff of nerdy, geeky, dreams.
Readin', 'Ritin', and (Publishing) 'Rithmetic
The meaning behind the math of the bottom line in publishing and the media. For writers, publishers, and bloggers (which are a combination of the two).
Sex Positive
Sexuality as a human right.
Vintage Living Today For A Future Tormorrow
It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
Visiting The Past
Travel based on grande ideas, locations, and persons of the past.
Walking On Sunshine
Stuff that makes me smile.
You Call It Obsession & Obscure; I Call It Research & Important
Links to (many of) my columns and articles.