Women Photographers

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  1. Nicole

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    List of Women Photographers that inspire you and deserve further study into their work...
     
  2. Rolleiflexible

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    Margaret Bourke-White
    Eudora Welty
    Imogen Cunningham
    Diane Arbus
     
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    I hate to not be original, but I'll second Sander's list.
     
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    Sanders in trouble already! New wife / photog didn't make the list.

    Emulsion magazine will devote an entire issue to this question in the next couple of months. One (of very many) that fascinates is Margrethe Mather. She was every bit the equivalent of Weston, yet he spiraled up, and she down. Curious that.

    Perhaps not so curious. I consider Imogen to also be the equivalent or better of EW yet a lifetime of work often equal or better than her counterpart went very nearly un-noticed. Maybe Margrethe saw the writing on the wall?
     
  5. Robert Hall

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    Tina Modotti was an interesting character as well, Jim. As some may agree sometimes the more obscure photographers were the most interesting.

    I respect Dorthea Lange and her work as well. (Shades of our own Nicole, eh?)
     
  6. SuzanneR

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    A quick list off the top of my head

    Late 19th early 20th c.

    Julia Margaret Cameron
    Gertrude Kasebier
    Chansonetta Stanley Emmons

    Mid 20th c.

    Helen Levitt
    Diane Arbus
    (I'm sure there's more, but I can't think of any at the moment)

    more contemporary

    Debbie Fleming Caffery
    Andrea Modica
    Sally Mann
    Susan Meiselas
    Lauren Greenfield
    Joyce Tenneson
    Annie Liebowitz
    Donna Ferrato

    A couple of women who shoot for National Geographic

    Jodi Cobb
    Joanna Pinneo

    I'm sure there are a lot more names to add!! Women have done quite well in this field, thank you very much! :D
     
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    Lilo Raymond
    Linda Connor
    Susan Derges
    Gertrude Kasebier
    Ernestine Ruben
    Sarah Van Keuren
    Joyce Tennyson
    Laura Gilpin
     
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    Mary Ellen Mark can't be overlooked--a force of the last 30 or more years...
     
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    Sally Mann, Ruth Bernhard, Tina Modotti, our own Valerie Brown. The other woman photographers on APUG are all an inspiration to me!
     
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    Sally Mann
    Berenice Abbott
    Lee Miller
    Nan Goldin
    Diane Arbus
     
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    Fay Godwin

    I must second Susan Derges, mind you I felt the work of hers on show at Photo London last week was quite poor

    Vee Speers new work "The Birthday Party" at the photographers gallery stand was exquisite

    as to most of the rest of the show, pretty sad really, just my thoughts

    enjoy and be well

    Seamus
    www.seamusryan.com
     
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    I'll third Susan Derges.

    Then add Sally Gall, Cig Harvey, Rachel Brown (aka Giese), and Lyn Davis.

    For magnificently pointless whimsey in website design, sonjamueller.org is worth a mention too.
     
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    Actually, Jim, she was at the top of my list!
    But I was afraid someone would accuse me of
    bias, so I decided against it.

    Having removed Melanie from the list,
    I decided further to confine my list to
    Rolleiflex users. Hence no Sally Mann. :-(

    Sanders.
     
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    Don't forget Lola Alvarez Bravo...
    or Lisette Model.

    I'm not a big fan of her more recent work, but Brigitte Carnochan.

    Connie Imboden.

    Don't forget Lois Connor (Conner?sp) - a woman who bikes across China with a 7x17 has got to get some serious credit.

    Another prop for Ruth Bernhard.
     
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    She was mentioned by Robert Hall...
     
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    Dorothea Lang
     
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    As well as all those already mentioned & just for starters -

    Eve Arnold
    Grace Robertson
    Martine Franck....
     
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    Regards
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    Catherine Leroy.
     
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    Cig Harvey
    Joyce Tenneson
    Sally Mann
    Cheryl Jacobs
    Nicole Boenig-McGrade

    I've had the privilege of working with Cig Harvey, Joyce Tenneson and Cheryl Jacobs.

    Cheers,
    Bill
     
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    I'll second Fay Godwin. I had the privilege of taking a workshop at Duckspool in 1992 that she was teaching at. Great experience. Sadly, she is no longer with us.

    Also Mari Mahr is another photographer that I admire.