Category: Books & Publications

Connoisseurs & Academies by Karen Knorr

Photographed with an analog camera over 19 years, Karen Knorr’s Connoisseurs & Academies series immerses us in the elaborate world of museums and stately homes, showcasing objects, paintings, connoisseurship, and academic structures. The use of animals as allegorical motifs, first introduced with a chimpanzee as the Genius of the Place, has become a hallmark of Read More

Behind the Scenes at F22

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the AOP f22 group, and launched on International Women’s Day 2024, the group have published diptychs by 30 of its members showing a photograph they have produced alongside a behind-the-scenes image of the photographer at work.

The AOP f22 group was first created in the 1980s and then re-formed in Read More

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Leipzig Photobook Festival

The third Leipzig Photobook Festival is dedicated to the topic of “Protest”. The topic will be researched from different perspectives in exhibitions of historical and contemporary books, a panel discussion and short presentations.

In addition, there will be panel discussions, presentations, exhibitions, book presentations, portfolio reviews, a speed dating event and a get-together.

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Collaboration: A Potential History of Photography

A new, revolutionary history of photography from a stellar team of writers and thinkers – Ariella Azoulay, Wendy Ewald, Susan Meiselas, Leigh Raiford, Laura Wexler – that challenges all existing narratives by focusing on the complex collaborations between photographer and subject

Collaboration presents a groundbreaking and multifaceted history of photography which explores photography through the lens of Read More

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Women’s Work is Never Done at Richard Saltoun Gallery

Richard Saltoun Gallery is honoured to present Women’s Work is Never Done, curated by Catherine de Zegher, internationally acclaimed Belgian curator and art historian, celebrating some of the most important female artists from the Post-war era up to the present-day.

Titled after de Zegher’s anthology published in 2014, the exhibition features works by gallery artists BRACHA L. Read More

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Witness/Memory/Recall at the V&A

A new book display curated in collaboration with the Krasna-Krausz Foundation titled Witness/Memory/Recall is now open in the V&A Photography Centre. On view until May 2024, the display celebrates past winners and longlisted entries of the Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards.

Inaugurated in 1985, the award recognises outstanding books on photography and moving image, with an emphasis on Read More

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Women in Photography Newsletter

Women | Photography, a newsletter edited by author Malavika Karlekar which foregrounds the role of women as visual chroniclers and creative artists, broadening the established canons of lens-based histories within and outside the subcontinent.

In this edition, researcher Senani Dehigolla narrates a personal account of her experience of the mass uprising on 9 July 2022 which took place on the streets of Read More

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Rebel Selves Smartphone Self-portrait Workshop

The workshop, designed to span approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, will begin with Dawn Woolley’s brief talk and introduction to her #RebelSelves installation, currently on show at Diskurs gallery. This interactive workshop empowers attendees to express themselves artistically, fostering self-exploration and creativity at different levels. Woolley will invite particpants to develop characters using masks and Read More

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Open Eye Gallery: Ukrainian photography inspiring UK words

Ukrainian photography inspiring UK words

Open Eye Gallery is proud to be a commissioned organisation for EuroFestival, which will take over Liverpool in the lead up to The Eurovision Song Contest.

Working together with Ukrainian curators Viktoria Bavykina and Max Gorbatskyi (Ukrainian.Photographies) and partner organisations in Liverpool City Region, Open Eye Gallery will produce exhibitions, Read More

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Female in Focus 2022: London Exhibition

An international photography award from British Journal of Photography, Female in Focus was established to champion the work of exceptional women photographers from across the globe and directly combat gender inequality in the photography industry. Globally, 70-80% of photography students are women, yet they account for only 13-15% of professional photographers, and that must change. Read More

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40 Under 40: Celebrating Women Artists

Celebrating Women Artists

Artist Reception: October 13 from 5 – 8pm

Schack Art Center is celebrating young women and nonbinary artists in this 40 Under 40 Exhibition, showcasing emerging young artists from around the Puget Sound.

Participating Artists

Mahllie Beck, Adia Bobo, Brooke Borcherding, Colleen RJC Bratton, Alison Bremner, Mackenzie Colby, Lee Davignon, Mallory Donahue, Claire Dong, Taylor Hudson, Read More

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Tales of Estrangement by Effie Paleologou

This collection evokes a mysterious and fragmented cityscape of two places – London and Athens – both of which artist Effie Paleologou has come to regard as almost home. Working nocturnally, when identities become blurred and indeterminate, Paleologou conjures a third fictional staging that she has become all the more attached to. Her images are Read More

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Glean: Early 20th Century women filmmakers and photographers in Scotland

This ground-breaking exhibition presents the work of fourteen pioneering women photographers and filmmakers working in Scotland during the early 20th century. The women are Violet Banks (1886-1985), Helen Biggar (1909-1953), Christina Broom (1862-1939), M.E.M. Donaldson (1876-1958), Dr Beatrice Garvie (1872-1959), Jenny Gilbertson (1902-1990), Isobel F Grant (1887–1983), Ruby Grierson (1904-1940), Marion Grierson (1907-1998), Isobel Wylie Read More

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Linda Nochin Fanzines

Fifty years ago, in January 1971, Linda Nochlin’s essay Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists? was published in the American journal ARTnews. Few art historians have been as influential, prolific, and radical as Nochlin. Between 1960 and 2017, she wrote seventeen books and numerous articles examining the social history of women in the arts Read More

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DAUGHTERS OF THE SOIL – Exhibition, Joanne Coates

Daughters of the Soil is the culmination of twelve months research by documentary photographer Joanne Coates into the role of women in agriculture in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

The work was produced during a residency with Maltings and Newcastle University’s Centre for Rural Economy (CRE) and Institute for Creative Arts Practice, which enabled the artist to Read More

Fast Forward – IN VOGUE – on line

Fast Forward has established a significance within the world of photography for highlighting the work of women photographers and for questioning the way that the established canons have been formed. By showcasing the best of emerging and established photography we have started an important discussion and network that will be on going and diverse.
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Radicalizing Care Feminist and Queer Activism in Curating

What happens when feminist and queer care ethics are put into curating practice? What happens when the notion of care based on the politics of relatedness, interdependence, reciprocity, and response-ability informs the practices of curating? Delivered through critical theoretical essays, practice-informed case studies, and manifestos, the essays in this book offer insights from diverse contexts Read More

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Women Street Photographers

Traditionally a male-dominated field, street photography is increasingly becoming the domain of women. This fantastic collection of images reflects that shift, showcasing 100 contemporary women street photographers working around the world today, accompanied by personal statements about their work. Variously joyful, unsettling and unexpected, the photographs capture a wide range of extraordinary moments. The volume Read More

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Book: 50 Feminist Art Manifestos by Katy Deepwell

50 Feminist Art Manifestos is an anthology of original texts, edited and introduced by Katy Deepwell

Available from January 2022

This anthology contains the original manifestos of 50 women artists/feminist groups/feminist protests. Introductory essay by Katy Deepwell, with notes on each manifesto.

What is a manifesto? A political programme, a declaration, a definitive statement of belief. Neither institutional Read More

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Photobook Becoming Sisters: Women Photography Collectives & Organizations

“Becoming Sisters; Women Photography Collectives & Organizations” is an impactful 286-page photobook by editors Aldeide Delgado and Ana Clara Silva that centers around collaborative practices in photography from a feminist perspective. Presented alongside the 2021 WOPHA Congress in Miami, this publication works as a registry and collective manifesto of 40 international women and non-binary collectives Read More

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Representation of Women Artists in Britain Annual Research Report

This report, commissioned annually by Freelands Foundation, evidences the sixth consecutive year of data on the representation of women artists in Britain. This year, it also includes additional evidences that help to further understand the way that gender, ethnicity and socio-economic factors intersect and impact on the career outcomes for artists.

The annual reports starting from Read More

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What They Saw: Historical Photobooks by Women, 1843–1999

Publisher: 10×10 Photobooks, NYC
Date of Publication: 2021
Editors: Russet Lederman and Olga Yatskevich
Associate Editors: Dolly Meieran and Jeff Gutterman

Presenting a diverse geographic and ethnic selection, the What They Saw anthology interprets historical photobooks by women in the broadest sense possible: classic bound books, portfolios, personal albums, unpublished books, zines and scrapbooks. Some of the books documented are well-known publications such as Read More

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‘Sexism Edu. Sexism in Danish Education and Research’: BOOK & WEBSITE



Friday October 2nd, 2020, a mail with an open invitation to sign the petition ’Sexism at Danish Universities’ went out from a group of 16 initiators to the entire Danish Academic sector.

The petition arose from a deep personal and professional desire to cast light on the prevalent Read More

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Re-Assembling Motherhood(s): On Radical Care and Collective Art as Feminist Practices

Re-Assembling Motherhood(s) invites the reader to learn about and from Maternal Fantasies ́ feminist research and collective artistic practice on motherhood(s), care work and representation in the arts.

Composed of seven interdisciplinary artists / mothers and ten children, Maternal Fantasies takes the social invisibility of the maternal experience as a point of departure to produce films, Read More

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Book Club Live: Rania Matar

“Rania Matar’s captivating photographs of young women around the world capture the transitory beauty of adolescence.” —Katie White, Artnet

As a Lebanese-born American artist and mother, Rania Matar’s cross-cultural experiences inform her art. She has dedicated her work to exploring issues of personal and collective identity through photographs of female adolescence and womanhood—both in the United Read More

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The Art of Being Dangerous Exploring Women and Danger through Creative Expression

Unique and kaleidoscopic collection of feminist visual and literary art
The idea that women are dangerous – individually or collectively – runs throughout history and across cultures. Behind this label lies a significant set of questions about the dynamics, conflicts, identities and power relations with which women live today.

The Art of Being Dangerous offers many different Read More

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The long and shortlists for the 2021 Photography and Moving Image Book Awards have been announced

The Foundation is delighted to announce the long and shortlists for the 2021 Photography and Moving Image Book Awards, chosen from over 180 submissions. The books in the running address global issues related to gender, identity, history, social injustices, community and memory.

Ranging from untold stories of contemporary society, to innovative thinking about the future of Read More

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Photoworks Photography+

This new issue of photography+ takes a closer look at the practice of three women artists – Mónica Alcázar-Duarte, Lucia Pizzani, Xaviera Simmons – all of whom have been working towards exhibitions or making new bodies of work during lockdown.

We hear from Mónica Alcázar-Duarte, describing in her own words the motivations and connections which weave Read More

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Gaze Magazine

Stories have been told to us from a masculine perspective for so long that we need alternative storytelling ! With this ambition, Gaze, the magazine of female perspectives, was born in 2020. Through intimate storytelling, immersive reporting and a ton of photography, it’s an inclusive platform for the female gaze both in text and Read More

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Queer Formalism: The Return by William J. Simmons

New book Queer Formalism: The Return by William J. Simmons is the first installment in the Critic’s Essay Series published by Floating Opera Press. Comprising long-form essays, this series gives voice to critics who offer thought-provoking ways in which to subvert or replace normative modes of discussing culture.

Queer Formalism: The Return expands upon William J. Simmons’s Read More

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Why have there been no great women artists?

Linda Nochlin’s landmark 1971 essay Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists? heralded the dawn of a feminist history of art, daring to dismantle basic assumptions that centred a male-coded artistic ‘genius’. In 2021, Nochlin’s message remains as urgent as ever, and today Thames and Hudson publish the 50th anniversary edition of her text-turned-rallying-cry, Read More

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Indu Antony: Why can’t bras have buttons?

Description about the book written by Indu Antony:

This is my ഓർമ പെട്ടി. (Orma Petti translates as ‘memory box’ in Malayalam).
This ഓർമ പെട്ടി offers a tiny window into who I am.
The pandemic of 2020 and the lockdown that followed threw me, with a million others, into uncharted territories. However the feeling of isolation was particularly heightened Read More

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BOOK:Women in the Dark: Female Photographers in the United States, 1850–1900

Women in the Dark: Female Photographers in the United States, 1850–1900
By Katherine Manthorne.

Manthorne (California Mexicana), an art history professor at CUNY, provides a revealing portrait of early forgotten women commercial photographers in this graceful and thoughtful illustrated history. Filled with rare examples of the women’s art, the book provides short biographies of the photographers along Read More

New Book: Women and Photography in Africa

Women and Photography in Africa
Creative Practices and Feminist Challenges

Edited By Darren Newbury, Lorena Rizzo, Kylie Thomas

Copyright Year 2021

This collection explores women’s multifaceted historical and contemporary involvement in photography in Africa.

The book offers new ways of thinking about the history of photography, exploring through case studies the complex and historically specific articulations of gender and photography on Read More

Freelands Foundation’s reports ‘Representation of Female Artists in Britain’

Annual report ‘Representation of Female Artists in Britain’ by Dr Kate McMillan

This report, commissioned annually by the Freelands Foundation, evidences the fifth consecutive year of data on the representation of female artists in the UK. This year it includes 36 additional evidences that help to further understand the role that gender plays in the career Read More

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Book (in French) Une histoire mondiale des femmes photographes

une histoire mondiale des femmes photographes
Luce Lebart Marie Robert

Une fabuleuse somme collective, un livre manifeste, un ouvrage de référence

Cet ouvrage illustré par 450 images, présente les œuvres de 300 femmes photographes du monde entier, de l’invention du médium jusqu’à l’aube du xxie siècle. Rares sont celles dont les noms sont parvenus jusqu’à nous, disparaissant du Read More

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A Place of Our Own by Iris Hassid

For six years (2014-2020) Tel Aviv-based photographer and artist Iris Hassid followed the day to day life of four young Palestinian women, citizens of Israel, who are part of a recent surge of the young generation of Arab female students attending Tel Aviv University.

Engaging in spontaneous, pleasurable, and often thought-provoking conversations, Iris Hassid photographed Samar (a fresh Read More

BJP: Women in Focus

Free Female in Focus E-Guide

Female is Focus is the global award celebrating female-identifying photographic talent

From 1854 Media, the Female in Focus e-guide celebrates exceptional work of women photographers around the world whilst drawing on a multitude of leading industry voices to explore how, together, we can push for gender equality in the photography industry.

The Female Read More

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Series and Book Launch: Photography, Place, Environment (Bloomsbury Academic Publishing) Presents Coal Cultures by Derrick Price and Landscapes Between then and Now by Nicola Brandt

SERIES AND BOOK LAUNCH: Photography, Place, Environment (Bloomsbury Academic Publishing) presents Coal Cultures by Derrick Price, and Landscapes Between Then and Now by Nicola Brandt.

Photography, Place, Environment publishes original scholarship and critical thinking exploring ways in which photography contributes to, or challenges, narratives relating to geography, environment, landscape and place, historically and now. By critiquing Read More

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Alegra Ally New Path A Window on Nenets Life

Documentary photographer and anthropologist Alegra Ally travelled to the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia from October through December 2016 to study and document the Nenets way of life. For thousands of years, indigenous Nenets have lived nomadic lifestyles herding reindeer across the Yamal Peninsula in the Russian Arctic.The Khudi family is one of 12,000 Nenets still Read More

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Pre-order So to Speak by Steffi Klenz

So To Speak tells the story of a separation through visual poetry and photographic imagery. The writing and photographs are the product of the period of one year of grief the artist experienced after the moment her long-term relationship ended and while still living in the same house as her former partner.The artist uses her daily walks Read More

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10×10 Photobooks presents ‘How We See: Photobooks by Women’

How We See: Photobooks by Women
New York: 10×10 Photobooks, 2018
Edition of 600
Designed by Laura Coombs

How We See: Photobooks by Women, 10×10 Photobooks’ latest project and publication presents a global range of 21st-century photobooks by female photographers.

With historical records establishing 19th-century British photographer Anna Atkins’s Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions (1843-1853) as the first photobook, it is Read More

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She Looks into Me

“She looks into me” is a series of intimate images that hold a deep reverence for a time when the mystery of life and the mystery of death were closely related.

Conceived in a manner close to theater this book is divided in 3 chapters that explore the idea of human representation and how looking at Read More

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Then and Now: Japanese Women Photographers of the 1970s and ’80s Revealed Through Their Photobooks by Russet Lederman

Then and Now: Japanese Women Photographers of the 1970s and ’80s Revealed Through Their Photobooks
Russet Lederman

The paper was presented firstly at Tate Modern conference “Fast Forward: Women in Photography” in 2015. Now it is published in  Volume 8Issue 1Art and Vernacular Photographies in Asia, Fall 2017

“In March 2014, the Hasselblad Foundation presented the Japanese Read More

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We are Worldless Without One Another: An Interview with Judith Butler / Stephanie Berbec / Verso

“Judith Butler’s new book interweaves her two theories of performativity and precarity with the works of Hannah Arendt, Giorgio Agamben, and Emmanuel Levinas as a way to critically assess and speak to Tahrir Square, Occupy, Black Lives Matter, and other movements of dissent. In this interview, Stephanie Berbec asks her to consider her work in light of the Read More

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Mfon: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora

Mfon: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora is an exclusive and commemorative bi-annual journal committed to establishing and representing a collective voice of women photographers of African descent. The inaugural issue of Mfon features 100 women photographers across the Diaspora. This iconic issue  features an introduction by Dr. Deborah Willis, MacArthur Fellow and Chair of Read More

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British Journal Of Photography: Female Gaze

British Journal Of Photography: Female Gaze

Issue: May 2017

Female Gaze: New perspectives from the selfie generation. Charlotte Jansen considers a new generation of female photographers who make women their subject. Zuza Krajewska goes inside a prison for young male offenders. Endia Beal addresses themes of race, gender and corporate culture. And Laia Abril uncovers secret histories Read More

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Lauren Elkin on female flaneurs’ gaze / Guardian

A tribute to female flâneurs: the women who reclaimed our city streets

by Lauren Elkin

“The flâneur – the keen-eyed stroller who chronicles the minutiae of city life – has long been seen as a man’s role. From Virginia Woolf to Martha Gellhorn, it’s time we recognised the vital, transgressive work of the flâneuse…. It’s time to recognise Read More

“On Feminism”, the winter issue of Aperture – review

“The winter issue of Aperture, “On Feminism,” arrives at a moment when the power and influence women hold on the world stage is irrefutable, and the very idea of gender is central to conversations about equality across the country, and around the globe. “On Feminism” focuses on intergenerational dialogues, debates, and strategies of feminism in photography Read More

Check out Cafe Royal books

This is a wonderful publisher but out of nearly 40 books on the site only 2 are by a woman – the same woman

the wonderful Trish Porter

I suggest we all try to get published here

Sara Davidmann – new book

KEN. TO BE DESTROYED. A new publication from Sara Davidmann

Edited by Val Williams

Published by Schilt, Amsterdam.

Ken.To be destroyed began with an archive and a discovery. Sara Davidmann and her siblings inherited letters and photographs belonging to their uncle and aunt, Ken and Hazel Houston, from their mother Audrey Davidmann. The letters Read More