Diane Keaton's Bookshelf
Edited by Constance Sullivan
This book of extraordinary scope and richness showcases the contribution women have made to photography. When you look at their work, I hope you feel as I do—proud to be a woman. Among the 73 artists represented are Lisette Model, Dorothea Lange, Tina Modotti, Helen Levitt, Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin, Lynne Cohen, Laurie Simmons and Consuelo Kanaga (above, a sample of her work), to name a few. They provide an inspiring reminder to all women that the choice to see, or be seen, is ours. We live in a culture in which this decision is undermined by the notion that the single most valuable contribution a woman can make is to be visually attractive. Women Photographers makes a strong case for seeing and an even stronger case for recording what you see.