LIFE's Women

June 28, 2019 to October 06, 2019
LIFE
170 Central Park West
New York - 10024 NY
For the editors of LIFE-the first magazine to tell stories with photographs rather than text-the camera was not merely a reporter, but also a potent commentator with the power to frame news and events for a popular audience. For decades, Americans saw the world through the lens of the magazine's photographers. Yet between the 1930s and the early 1970s, LIFE kept only six women photographers on staff. LIFE's Women features more than 80 images showcasing the extraordinary work created by those six staff photographers: Margaret Bourke-White, Hansel Mieth, Marie Hansen, Martha Holmes, Nina Leen, and Lisa Larsen.

How were these women part of a larger editorial vision? What topics did they cover, and how did their work reflect-and sometimes expand-the mission of the magazine? The exhibit reveals these photographers' important role in creating modern photojournalism and defining what LIFE editor-in-chief Henry Luce called the "American Century." Curated by Sarah Gordon, curatorial scholar in women's history, Center for Women's History, and Marilyn Satin Kushner, curator and head, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections; with Erin Levitsky, Ryerson University; and William J. Simmons, Andrew Mellon Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Women's History.

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