Program Description: Join Maria Ausherman and Fontaine Dunn for a presentation based on their newly published book “Behind the Camera: American Women Photographers Who Shaped How We See the World.”
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 13, 6:00pm.
Seating is limited for this in-person program, so we encourage you to reserve a seat by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 518-828-1792 x101. We will hold reserved seats until 10 min. before the event’s start time. At that time, we will make available all remaining seats on a first come, first served basis.
Masks and social distancing will be required for the safety of all participants.
This presentation will open doors to history, while opening eyes and hearts. In a culture that tends to leave out significant women in art’s history, here is a rich description of gifted women who brought photography forward both in technical skill and in artistic merit. Young people, young women in particular, will feel genuinely inspired to know of these focused, inspired, and inspiring photographers. Imagine learning of sixteen women, some of whom lived well into the twentieth century, who abandoned all customs of their day to bring this brand-new art form to the world!
Maria Ausherman, a teacher, is the author of Behind the Camera: American Women Photographers Who Shaped How We See the World as well as The Photographic Legacy of Frances Benjamin Johnston, soon to be reprinted as a paperback. She also is co-author with Patricia Jennings of Georgia O’Keeffe’s Hawaii.
Fontaine Dunn, illustrator of Behind the Camera: American Women Photographers Who Shaped How We See the World, is an artist and writer who has taught painting and drawing at Sarah Lawrence College, Princeton University, and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She is the recipient of both a Pollock-Krasner grant and a National Endowment for the Arts grant in drawing. In addition, she has been an instructor of English for speakers of other languages for the New York City Department of Education.