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Study Day: Shadow Sisters: Women in the History of Photography

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Study Day: Shadow Sisters: Women in the History of Photography

Time: February 26, 2010 from 1:30pm to 6pm
Location: Stills Gallery
Street: 23 Cockburn Street
City/Town: Edinburgh, EH1 1BP
Website or Map: http://www.stills.org
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Stills Gallery / info@stills.org
Latest Activity: Nov 30, 2009

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Event Description

This study day will bring together four young art historians, based at the University of Glasgow, to discuss the risqué, acabre, surreal, and lyrical contributions that women have made to the history of photography, both before and behind the lens. Join Stills for this lively 'show and tell' session featuring rare and familiar images by Victorian Punch cartoonist Linley Sambourne and little-known Weimar Berliner Marta Astfalck-Vietz, as well as French Surrealist Claude Cahun and American prodigy Francesca Woodman.

Victorian Irvine - Pygmalion and the Image: Sex, Photography and Victorian Models
Katherine Tubb - Marta Astfalck-Vietz: Suicide in Spirits
Rachael Grew - "Under this mask another mask": Women, Photography and Surrealism
Catriona McAra - Francesca Woodman: The Femme-enfant Tears Through the Text

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