Monday 22 February 2010

upcoming study day at Stills Gallery

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

Friday, 26 February 2010, 1.30 - 6.00PM, FREE

23 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh,

This study day will bring together four young art historians, based at the University of Glasgow, to discuss the risqué, macabre, 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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