Author @ the Library presents: "In the Air and on the Streets: Women Photographers in the "New" New York, 1890s-1940s," with Mary Norman Woods, author of "Beyond the Architect's Eye: Photographs and the American Built Environment."
Beginning in the 1890s women photographers were creating new lives and artistic identities in New York, a vertical city of skyscrapers. At a time when few women were architects or planners, photographers GertrudeKasebier, Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Helen Levitt, and Lisette Model constructed a modern city with their cameras from from the streets and from atop the skyscrapers. Their work melds andblurs the genres of art, fashion, documentary, and commercial photography. Through still and moving images this lecture explores the "new" woman in the "new" New York.