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What They Saw, Historical Photobooks by Women: 1843-1999
Russet Lederman and Olga Yatskevich

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

What They Saw: Historical Photobooks by Women, 1843–1999What They Saw, Historical Photobooks by Women: 1843-1999
Russet Lederman and Olga Yatskevich
10×10 Photobooks

Contributing Essayists: Mariama Attah, Jörg Colberg, Elizabeth Cronin, Deirdre Donohue, Anthony Hamber, Christine Hult- Lewis, Michiko Kasahara, Paula V. Kupfer, Jeffrey Ladd, Carole Naggar and Tony White.


Edition of 2000
352 Pages
240 x 300 mm
ISBN 9780578932132

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historical photobooks by women in the broadest sense possible: classic bound books, portfolios, personal albums, unpublished books, zines and scrapbooks.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 Anna Atkins’ Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions (1843-1853), Germaine Krull’s Métal (1928) and Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph (1972), while other books may be relatively unknown, such as Alice Seeley Harris’ The Camera and the Congo Crime (c. 1906), Varvara Stepanova’s Groznyi smekh. Okna Rosta (1932), Eslanda Cardozo Goode Robeson’s African Journey (1945), Fina Gómez Revenga’s Fotografías de Fina Gómez Revenga (1954), Eiko Yamazawa’s Far and Near (1962) and Gretta Alegre Sarfaty’s Auto-photos: Série transformações—1976: Diário de Uma Mulher—1977 (1978). Also addressed in the publication are the glaring gaps and omissions in current photobook history—in particular, the lack of access, support and funding for photobooks by non-Western women and women of color.


About the Editors
Russet Lederman is a writer, editor, and photobook collector who lives in New York City. She has taught art writing at the School of Visual Arts, co-edits The Gould Collection, and is a co-founder of 10×10 Photobooks.

Olga Yatskevich is a co-founder of 10×10 Photobooks.

About the Publisher

10×10 Photobooks is a non-profit organization with the mission to foster engagement with the global photobook community through an appreciation, dissemination and understanding of photobooks. Founded in 2012, 10×10 offers an ongoing multi-platform series of public photobook events, including reading rooms, salons, publications, online communities, and partnerships with arts organizations and institutions.

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