Photos de femmes - Plume - Histoire en images de la photographie féminine
- New in plastic
- Publisher: Plume (30 September 2001)
- Language: French
- ISBN-13: 9782841101566
- Product dimensions: 30.3 x 23.8 x 3 cm
- Shipping weight: 1970g
How do women photograph women? Do they look differently than their male counterparts? This anthology of photography questions the notion of the "Female Eye", around more than 90 female personalities in photography, starting with the two greatest of the 19th century: Clementina Lady Hawarden and Julia Margaret Cameron. This book then invites us to travel through more than a century: from Lotte Jacobi, Germaine Krull, Dorothea Lange, Gisèle Freund, Dora Maar. Claude Cahun, to Annie Leibovitz, Martine Franck, Brigitte Lacombe and Sarah Moon. More than 150 images selected and brought together that could claim to draw the spectrum of a definition of women by women, while addressing the major issues of our time: social reality, family, image of the female body. virtual reality. Artists and political figures, great film and fashion stars, show-biz stars, supermodels and anonymous, prestigious or modest women who offer themselves to the lens make up a captivating fresco. Unknown daughters and mothers are found alongside Virginia Woolf, Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo, Martha Graham, Nora Joyce, La Callas, Coco Chanel, Marlene Dietrich, Romy Schneider, Hillary Clinton and many others. An essay by Elisabeth Bronfen, professor at the University of Zurich, sheds light on this testimony of the 20th century when women took over their representation and thus raises the question of a genealogy of the female gaze. An indispensable anthology complemented by the biographies of all the women photographed and all the photographers.