Through March 29, 2019, an exhibition featuring photo books and photo zines by women is on display at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Though visual culture is currently dominated by digital images, the photo book – an intimate presentation from photographer to viewer – remains a thriving form. The books and zines in Full Bleed, as the show is called, were created by an international group of women artists in the last ten years and embody “essential truths told through eclectic visual vocabularies,” writes the museum.
Presented inside the Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center, Full Bleed includes: An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, 2012, by Taryn Simon; Lazy Mom, 2016, by Josie Keefe and Phyllis Ma; Le Gendarme Sure La Colline, 2017, by Alessandra Sanguinetti; My Dakota, 2017, by Rebecca Norris; Mi Ojo, 2016, by Gracela Iturbide; A Girl and Her Room, 2012, by Rania Matar; Faces and Phases, 2010, by Zanele Muholi; The Notion of Family, 2014, by Latoya Ruby Frazier; Epilogue, 2014, by Laia Abril; and bird, 2008, by Roni Horn.
The books and zines, many self-published, cover topics as diverse as birds, American disenfranchisement, eating disorders, the lives of black queer people, girl’s bedroom, and the skies of South Dakota.
Full Bleed: A Decade of Photobooks and Photo Zines by Women
Through March 29, 2019
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center
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