The Photography of Alice Austen
Examining the range of Alice Austen’s photography, this exhibition specifically inserts the trailblazing photographer into a contemporary context as the modern woman she was. 22 newly printed photographs are paired and accompanied by interpretive text by leading scholars, artists and activists from the LGBTQ+ and allied community.
About the Exhibition
Sarah Kate Gillespie
ALICE AUSTEN (1866 –1942) was one of America’s earliest and most prolific female photographers. Austen was an artist with a strong aesthetic sensibility and a rebel who broke away from the constraints of Victorian life, spending 56 years in a loving relationship with her partner Gertrude Tate.
This exhibition examines the range of Austen’s photography and specifically inserts her into a contemporary context as the modern woman she was. 22 newly printed photographs are paired, and accompanied by interpretive text by leading scholars, artists and activists from the LGBTQ+ and allied community. In June 2017 the Alice Austen House, where Austen and Tate, lived together for nearly 30 years, marked its national designation as a site of LGBTQ+ history
On view September 21st 2022 through February 15th 2023
This exhibition was made possible by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Institute of Museum and Library Services; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature