Snapshots of 20th-Century Women
Hardback 160pp Illustrated 210x150mm
9780300177343   Product Code: 20169
Chosen for some distinctive element - an enigmatic pose or whimsical outfit - this collection of 135 snapshots dating from 1910 to the 1940s and reproduced in sepia tone, all depict three women posing together. Such snaps, displaced from personal albums, give only fragments of stories, but for Michael Raz-Russo, the photographs are 'transformed into cultural artefacts that collectively reveal a great deal about the evolving ritual of self-presentation before the camera'.