Top 10 Women Photography Obsession...
There was such an outpouring of female group love on our last post about top (most influential) contemporary living/working women photographers. A number of
pushy, demanding inquisitive readers have now requested the MAO top 10 for non-working/deceased female photographers.
Actually, this list was much more difficult to compile. Unlike a list of top 10 female : Pop Artists, Minimal Sculptors, or Abstract Expressionists, in photographic art history there are so many great women. It was almost impossible to eliminate names... It's amazing the number of women who were the pioneers in art photography.
FYI.. On Wikipedia the Pop Art entry.. it lists only 3 women (Marisol Escobar, Yayoi Kusama, and Aya Takano... who?) of the "34 Notable" Pop Artist listed. For Abstract Expressionists it was 6 of 48, and for Minimal Sculpture is was 3 of 14.
Well.. Here it is.. our MAO Top 10 (most influential) Non-working/Living Women Photographers
- Diane Arbus
- Dorothea Lang
- Berenice Abbott
- Julia Margaret Cameron
- Margaret Bourke-White
- Imogene Cunningham
- Helen Levitt
- Lisette Model
- Tina Modotti
- Ilse Bing
I apologize in advance for any I overlooked or had to cut off the list..
But if you can only pick 10.. Who would you include??