Out of stock
Publication date : 2020/11/04
Weight 2794 g / Dimensions 25.8 x 30 cm / 504 pages / text in French
A fabulous collection, a manifesto book, a reference work.
This book, illustrated by 450 images, presents the works of 300 women photographers from around the world, from the invention of the medium until the dawn of the twenty-first century. Few of their names are known to us, having disappeared from the story in favor of the “great masters”.
The erasure of women in the history of photography results from a long tradition of discredit. Original and autonomous creators, they have never stopped documenting, questioning and transfiguring the world, demonstrating that the camera can be a fantastic tool for emancipation. No experimentation or noise of the 19th and 20th centuries escaped them. To reproduce the diversity of the backgrounds of these women photographers, Luce Lebart and Marie Robert invited 160 authors from different parts of the world to contribute to this manifesto.
The research led by the editors was carried out with the support of the Rencontres d’Arles and Women In Motion, a Kering program that highlights the place of women in the arts and culture.