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"Where the Girls Are: Photographs by Women in the Permanent Collection"
1999-07-25 until 1999-11-07
Detriot Institute of Art
USA United States of America
Since the invention of photography in the mid-nineteenth century, women have been
active in the medium’s development as a visual art, although photographic and art
histories often dismiss or obscure their contributions.
This exhibition examines the enduring presence of women throughout the history of
photography with a survey from the museum’s photograph collection that ranges from the
19th century through the present day.
Over ninety photographs by more than fifty
women are in the exhibition which includes
documentary photographs, photojournalism,
portraiture, still life, self-portraiture, landscape,
and digital imagery.
Featured are mid-to late nineteenth-century
photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron and
Early 20th-century works by Berenice Abbott,
Claude Cahun, Imogen Cunningham, and Tina
Modotti; mid-century documentary
photographs of Dorothea Lange and Margaret
Bourke-White; and the mid-to late
20th-century work of Diane Arbus, Kiki Smith,
Carrie Mae Weems, and Laurie Simmons,
among many others.