History of Photography
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The selection of works on view includes portraits of suffragist Susan B. Anthony and abolitionist Sojourner Truth, documents related to Civil Rights Era feminists Angela Davis and Gloria Steinem, and artworks by Julia Margaret Cameron and Carrie Mae Weems. Since its invention, photography has played an instrumental role in picturing women around the world as they fight for their basic human rights. A broad array of objects—from tintypes and card-mounted photographs to ID badges and images by celebrated photojournalists Margaret Bourke-White and Stephanie Sinclair—showcases the diversity of the George Eastman Museum’s photography collection.
This rotation in the History of Photography Gallery was curated by Lisa Hostetler, curator in charge, Department of Photography; Jamie M. Allen, Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Associate Curator; and master’s students in the Photographic Preservation and Collections Management program Rebecca Gourevitch, Forrest Soper, Maya Swann Vitale, and Xiaochun Wang.
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