Ranging from the early trailblazing images by the legendary Eliza Skidmore to the postmodern, experimental, and often astonishing work of Jodi Cobb and her contemporaries, her is a provocative celebration and resounding affirmation of the photographer's enduring art. Author Cathy Newmanlongtime colleague of the book's subjectsskillfully 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 mission of some 35 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.
This retrospective features an 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 public figure of the United States and a former photographer for The Tennessean. Women Photographers at National Geographic is an empowering and timely tribute....Continua