Monday, March 29, 2021

Collage: "Popular Photography"


Popular Photography, 8" x 10", collage on wood board. 

All of the collage material was taken from issues of photography magazines from the 1960's and 70's. The man in the upper left is Alfred Stieglitz, one of photography's first champions, and a notorious pervert (just read about his relationship with Paul and Rebecca Strand). The man on the right is the cover boy for Miranda camera, which featured a hyper-sexual ad campaign in the 60's that completely objectified women. While I'm happy that more women are getting recognized for their work behind the camera these days, we still have a ways to go. 

Rebecca Salsbury Strand

Alfred Stieglitz, Rebecca Salsbury Strand, 1922

Miranda Camera Advertisements, 1960's