What They Saw: Roundtable discussion
Wednesday 15 June 2022, 14.00
Global Photographies is delighted to invite you to the next event in their Global Photographies Network Talks Programme! This time, on Wednesday 15th June at 9am New York/2pm London, we’ll be hearing from Russet Lederman and Olga Yatskevich from 10×10 Photobooks, a non-profit organisation with the mission to foster engagement with the global photobook community through an appreciation, dissemination and understanding of photobooks.
Lederman and Yatskevich co-edited 10×10’s most recent “book-on-photobooks” anthology: What They Saw: Historical Photobooks By Women, 1843-1999. The publication is an ongoing examination of photobook history, exploring photobooks created by women from photography’s beginnings to the dawn of the 21st century.
“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historical photobooks by women in the broadest sense possible: classic bound books, portfolios, personal albums, unpublished books, zines and scrapbooks.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.”
We’ll be hearing a short presentation from the speakers, followed by a roundtable discussion with various partnering institutions from the Global Photographies Network, each bringing their own thoughts and questions into the conversation.
Join the webinar using this link.
Zoom Webinar: 97324248603