Women Photographers: Pioneers


A compact survey of pioneering women photographers at the dawn of the medium.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from October 2020.

ISBN: 9780500411155 Category:

Clara Bouveresse


Women began working as photographers in the second half of the 19th century, a time when the rules of the medium had not yet been codified and experimentation was the order of the day. Some opened their own studios, patenting their own equipment and carving out a place for themselves in this new artistic field, while others were obliged to work anonymously or under pseudonyms. As the 20th century dawned, women embraced genres ranging from pictorialist soft focus to documentary realism and surrealist photomanipulation, fearlessly exploring the boundaries of photographic possibility.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 12.5 x 19 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 27 October 2020
Number of pages 144
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 12.5 x 19 cm
Weight 300 g
Clara Bouveresse is a lecturer at Université d'Evry Val d'Essonne and a photography specialist and curator. She co-organized the exhibition 'Magnum Manifesto' at the International Center of Photography, New York, in 2017, and edited the accompanying book, which was published by Thames & Hudson.