Ranging from the early trailblazing images by the legendary Eliza Scidmore to the postmodern, experimental, and often astonishing work of Jodi Cobb and her contemporaries, here is a provocative celebration and resounding affirmation of the photographer's enduring art. Author Cathy Newman, a long-time colleague of many of the book's subjects, skillfully combines a succinct account of the evolving history of women photographers at the Society with a seamless, anecdote-rich narrative about the daily lives and artistic missions of some thirty-five photographers through time. A diverse series of photographs attests to the vitality and innovation that these award-winning women have brought to their respective fields. Photographic essays from five of today's most acclaimed photographers are:
- Maria Stenzel in "The Art of Adventure"
- Jodi Cobb in "Women on Women"
- "Intimacy," with Annie Griffiths Belt
- "Globe-trotting," featuring Sisse Brimberg
- Karen Kasmauski in "The Human Condition"
Featuring an authoritative and illuminating introduction by renowned art historian and author Naomi Rosenblum and a foreword by Tipper Gore, who has been on both sides of the camera as a leading lady of the United States and a former news photographer for a major Tennessee daily, Women Photographers at National Geographic is an empowering and timely tribute.
About the Author:
Cathy Newman, a senior staff writer for National Geographic magazine, has written on a range of topics, from the Shaker community and the English Channel "Chunnel" to the Pecos River and Lewis Carroll. The author of Perfume: The Art and Science of Scent, Newman has worked with Maria Stenzel, Jodi Cobb, Karen Kasmauski, and several other photographers featured in the book. She lives in Washington, D.C.
|Publisher:||National Geographic Society|
|Product dimensions:||11.04(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.90(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
We congratulate the Women Photographers at National Geographic for this truly handsome well produced publication. The most visible are the photographs, which depict a brilliant photo history of women working in the field of photography. Behind these images are writers like Cathy Newman and a host of talented women working to bring this vision to light. Women In Photography International will suggest to it's online F2 eZine readers the importance of exploring these pages. To quote Tipper Gore from her recent book and travelling exhibit 'Ending Homelessness In America,'.. 'I believe photography can be a powerful medium to illuminate the most complicated and controversial subjects. Photographs can touch the soul and motivate people to take action.' Here too, the Women at National Georgraphic, Joanna B Pinneo, Alexandra Avakian, Sisse Brimberg, Jodi Cobb, Maria Stenzel, Karen Kasmauski and Annie Griffiths Belt to name a few, take us on a journey through their photographic talent, soul and vision and bring us closer to the world through which they travelled on assignment. A must addition to every library!