Alice Austen images featured in Musée d’Orsay and NYPL exhibitions

The Musée d’Orsay's exhibition Who’s Afraid of Women Photographers shines light on the women whose work was essential to photography’s early technical and artistic development (1839-1945) and features strong individual voices, style aesthetics, and lively passion for the medium. The exhibition is the first gender-based exhibition in France that pays homage to female photographers’ extraordinary contribution to the medium. Artists include Alice Austen, Gertrude Käsebier, Tina Modotti, Julia Margaret Cameron, Claude Cahun, Lee Miller, among others. On view October 14, 2015 - January 24, 2015

 

Public Eye: 175 Years of Sharing Photography, the first-ever retrospective survey of photography organized by NYPL, reframes the way we look at photographs from the past. Ranging from photography’s official announcement in 1839 to manifestations of its current pervasiveness, this landmark exhibition, drawn entirely from the Library’s collections, explores the various ways in which photography has been shared and made public. On view until January 3, 2016. 

 

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