Whitney Otto - Eight Girls Taking Pictures

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 6:00pm
Eight Girls Taking Pictures ($24.00) is a deeply affecting meditation on the lives of women artists, exploring the ambitions, passions, conflicts and desires of eight female photographers throughout the twentieth century. Imagining the circumstances that produced photographers like Imogen Cunningham, Madame Yevonde, Tina Modotti, Lee Miller, Grete Stern, Ruth Orkin, and others, Whitney Otto has created a spectacular cast of spirited, larger-than-life women, offering wide-ranging insight about the times in which they lived and the artistic medium in which they worked. From San Francisco to New York, London, Berlin, Buenos Aires, and Rome, Otto weaves a bold, romantic tale that creates a compelling portrait of the history of feminism and of photography. 

Whitney Otto is the author of the New York Times bestseller, How to Make an American Quilt (which was made into a feature film), Now You See Her, The Passion Dream Book, and A Collection of Beauties at the Height of Their Popularity. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
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ISBN: 9781451682694
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Scribner Book Company - November 6th, 2012

Bestselling author Whitney Otto’ s Eight Girls Taking Pictures i s a profoundly moving portrayal of the lives of women, imagining the thoughts and circumstances that produced eight famous female photographers of the twentieth century.