Pitt Rivers Museum: Photography and Women

Anthropologist Jean Buxton with her camera in southern Sudan (1950-1952). In front of her is Makelele Nyayo, a Mandari sergeant who was charged with looking after her safety. Chosen by Dr. Zoe Cormack, Research Affiliate.

As part of the PhotoOxford Festival 2020 the Pitt Rivers Museum’s staff have taken a fresh look at their huge collection of around 300,000 historic and contemporary photographs, and picked out one that for them resonates strongly with the Festival’s theme, ‘Women and Photography: Ways of Seeing and Being Seen’. Although working mostly from home, staff have made use of the Museum’s online database, where 65% of the collection is available in digital form online.

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