A World History of Women Photographers


This book is not yet published, but will be available from September 2022.

ISBN: 9780500025413 Category:


A magnificently illustrated showcase of the work of 300 women photographers from all over the world, from the invention of the medium to the dawn of the 21st century.

As in many fields of art history, the work of women photographers has often been overlooked, and few of their names are now widely recognized. However, women were closely involved in all major photography movements of the 19th and 20th centuries, and have used the camera as an extraordinary tool for emancipation and experimentation. These are artists who never stopped documenting, questioning and transforming the world, breaking down social boundaries, challenging gender roles and expressing their imagination and sexuality.

To capture the diversity of this global body of work, Luce Lebart and Marie Robert have invited 160 international women writers to contribute to this volume, which is a bold and beautifully illustrated manifesto as well as an invaluable work of reference.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 25 x 28.8 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 14 September 2022
Number of pages 504
Format Hardback
Dimensions 25 x 28.8 cm
Weight 300 g


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Luce Lebart is a historian of photography, curator and French correspondent for the Archive of Modern Conflict collection. She was the Director of the Canadian Institute of Photography from 2016 to 2018 and of the collections of the Société Française de Photographie from 2011 to 2016. Marie Robert has been chief curator at the Musée d'Orsay Museum since 2011.