Ambassadors of Progress - American Women Photographers in Paris 1900-1901
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Hardcover: 250 pages
Publisher: Library of Congress/Musee d'Art Giverny; Edition: 1st (November 1, 2001)
Product dimensions: 23.5 x 1.9 x 30.5 cm
Shipping weight: 1400 g
An exhibition held in Paris a century ago demonstrated the key role American women photographers played in the international pictorialist movement. The accomplishment of these professional and amateur photographers clearly demonstrated a mastery of the medium and made a strong impression on those in attendance. Ambassadors of Progress explores this largely unknown event. Each of the 29 artists, including such well-known figures as Gertrude Kaesebier, Amelia van Buren and Zaida Ben-Yusuf, is represented in a selection of approximately 70 breathtaking color plates drawn from the Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection at the Library of Congress and the National Museum of American History. The photographs include landscapes, portraiture, genre scenes, and still-lifes, all of which are evocatively composed and delicately toned using a variety of photographic techniques.
The book contains essays by Verna Curtis, Michel Poivert, Derrick R. Cartwright, and Andrew Robb