This book explores photobooks created by women from the dawn of photography to the dawn of the 21st century. Featuring a diverse geographic and ethnic selection, the anthology interprets the photobook concept in the broadest possible sense: classic bound books, portfolios, personal albums, unpublished books, fanzines and scrapbooks.
Some of the documented books are well-known publications, such as Photographs of British Algae: Blueprint Prints by Anna Atkins (1843-1853), Métal by Germaine Krull (1928), and Diane Arbus : An Aperture Monograph (1972), while other books may be relatively unknown, such as Alice Seeley Harris's The Congo Chamber and Crime (c. 1906), Varvara Stepanova's Groznyi smekh. Okna Rosta (1932), Eslanda Cardozo Goode Robeson's African Journey (1945), Fina Gómez Revenga's Photographs of Fina Gómez Revenga (1954), Far and Close by Eiko Yamazawa (1962), and Gretta Alegre Sarfaty's Selfies: Série transformações— 1976: Diary of Uma Mulher—1977 (1978).
The publication also addresses the glaring gaps and omissions in the current history of photobooks, in particular the lack of access, support, and funding for photobooks by non-Western women and women of color.
352 pages (672 images) Soft cover with dust jacket 10x10 photo albums, Format : 24 x 30 cm