for your note to FEMINIST.COM.
Since my friend Elizabeth is
more expert than I on the history
of photography I asked her to
answer this one, which she did.
Thanks - Amy
best general source for women
in photography is by Naomi Rosenblum,
called (I think) "Women in the
History of Photography". There
are also some more specific
texts, which I'd be happy to
point you towards, but this
is probably a good starting
Is there a particular photographer
you're looking at, or is your
theme more generally about how
women have worked in the medium?
There are loads of wonderful
female artists in the history
of photography, as well as those
currently working --- I'd be
happy to correspond with you
on this, but would like to know
a little more about your interests
before I send you a ton of info
you don't want. I own Rosenblum's
book as well as some anthologies
of essays which might be helpful.
If you have trouble getting
sources from the UDEL library,
and can't get them through inter-library
loan, perhaps we can work something
out with me sending you xeroxes
(this might pose a copyright
problem, but we'll cross that
bridge if we get to it); though
I would hope the books would
be pretty readily available.
I'm really enthusiastic about
the topic you've chosen, so
if you want further advice or
the titles of some other sources,
please let me know. I hope it's
OK that Amy forwarded your email
to me, but this is a topic she
knew I'd be able to address
better than she."
Elizabeth C. Birdsall