Archive 3 - WIPI News #1- July - August 2000
2000 Women Photographers - a Millennium Project - PROJECT CLOSED - Reference ONLY
Marking the moment of the new millennium AND the heritage of women photographers, WIPI would like to begin gathering information for a biographical project that would entail a collection of the names and histories of 2000 Women Photographers from around the world. Anyone reading this call for nominations can submit names and biographical information for possible inclusion in the final 2000.
Our goal is to represent ALL aspects of photography, including commercial, fine art, fashion, architectural, portraiture, documentary, medical and even aerial! This effort is an attempt to uncover and honor artists who have worked diligently at their craft, yet have gone (for the most part) unheralded or undocumented.
With the help of the Women in Photography International Archive which houses the work of over 24,000 women photographers, WIPI curator, author and photo historian Peter E. Palmquist will select an initial 100 women photographers, thereby "seeding" the project that we hope will evolve into a book, an exhibition, and most of all a lasting record of women photographers worldwide.
All biographical information submitted will be incorporated in to the nearly 25,000 files that are now on hand in the Women in Photography International Archive.
Expecting far more than 2000 names to be submitted, the final selection will be determined by a select committee to be formed only after 2000 names have been nominated. (Do not send any material, thank you)
WIPI News #2
Women Photographers - a Millennium Project -
Women Photographers-Archive 3-July 2000
Note that these women were selected primarily on the basis that they were already well-represented in the photographic literature. Life dates, country of affiliation and type of photography, have not been double-checked. Finally, it should be noted that this list is merely a starting point along the way to identifying the 2000 women photographers who best deserve recognition as the best of the best. (Do not send any material, thank you)