What They Saw: Historical Photobooks by Women,1843-1999
What They Saw: Historical Photobooks by Women, 1843-1999
A Hands-on Reading Room Exhibition, Henry Long Room
Organized in collaboration with 10 x 10 Photobooks
March 2-4, 2023
The Boston Athenaeum is pleased to present What They Saw: Historical Photobooks by Women, 1843-1999, a hands-on reading room showcasing a global selection of photobooks by female photographers from photography’s beginnings to the dawn of the 21st century.
Exploring Photobooks by Women
Leventhal Meeting Room
March 2, 2023, 6-8pm
Free, Registration HERE, Wine and Cheese Reception to Follow
Join us for an exciting conversation on the history of photobooks by women. Panelists include Anne Havinga (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Chair, Department of Photography), Professor Kim Sichel (Boston University, Professor of History of Art & Architecture), Harvey Silverglate, and Dr. Stephanie Tung (Peabody Essex Museum Byrne Family Curator of Photography).
Hosted in the Henry Long Room
Free with Athenaeum admission. Registration not required.
Throughout the event speakers will present short talks on a photobook in the Reading Room.
11am Kristen Gresh, MFA, Boston, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Senior Curator of Photographs
Lola Álvarez Bravo, Acapulco en el Sueño (Alcapulco in the Dream)
12pm Karen Haas, MFA, Boston, Lane Senior Curator of Photographs
Frances Benjamin Johnston, The Hampton Album
1pm Joanne Lukitsh, MassArt Professor
Julia Margaret Cameron, Lord Tennyson and His Friends
2pm Gabrielle Reed, MassArt Librarian
Sophie Calle, L’Hotel
3pm Lisa McCarty, Northeastern Photography Professor
Nell Dorr, Of Night and Day
4pm Caitlin Pereira, MassArt Library Visual Resources Director
Imogen Cunningham, Imogen Cunningham: Photographs
11am Alisa Prince, Boston University Postdoc
Carrie Mae Weems, In These Islands: South Carolina-Georgia
12pm Billie Mandle, MassArt Photography Professor
JEB, Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians
1pm Lynne Allen, Boston University Fine Arts Professor
Mary A. Bartlett, Mother Goose of ‘93
2pm Delaney Burns, Boston University MFA student
Anna Atkins, Sun Gardens: Victorian Photograms
3pm Toni Pepe, Boston University Photography Professor
Jo Spence, Putting Myself in the Picture
4pm Sybylla Smith, Independent curator and educator
Donna Ferrato, Living with the Enemy
11am Morgan Snoap, Boston University PhD student
Angèle Etoundi Essamba, Passion
12pm Renee Brown, Boston University PhD student
Berenice Abbott, Changing New York
1pm Jesse Dritz, Boston University PhD student
Abigail Heyman, Growing Up Female
2pm Karl Baden, Boston College Photography Professor
Nan Goldin, The Ballad of Sexual Dependency
Join us in the children’s library for a display of Children’s photobooks.
Saturday, March 4, 11:00am
Families with children of all ages are invited to a special story time with photobooks, rhymes, and songs.