In Memoriam: Ann Littlejohn

In Memoriam: Ann Littlejohn
Professional Women Photographers notes with sadness the passing of longtime member Ann Littlejohn. Ann was a active participant in PWP meetings, classes, and events, where she was friendly and helpful to all, one of the great members who make the organization tick. Ann wasn’t partial to a single element of PWP, but supported the organization as a whole. A few years back when I was on the board, I arrived very late to the Student Awards ceremony. As I snuck in, she was the first person I met. But there was no shaming, only a warm greeting, and the moment and its grace stayed with me. She didn’t have to be there, but she was, in an odd part of [continue reading...]

Mid-Year Update by Sally Minker

Mid-Year Update by Sally Minker
PWP was founded on the idea of women helping woman, so we thought it would be nice at mid-year to take a quick look back at what the women of the U.S. have been up to. Here are a few images by PWP member Sally Minker. Sally is also a terrific graphic designer, and has designed some wonderful announcements for our organization. In our view, she represents the idea of giving back at its very best. Thank you, Sally, for bearing witness, and for helping us see what is possible. – Catherine Kirkpatrick    

Midcentury Majesty: Frances McLaughlin-Gill & Friends

Midcentury Majesty: Frances McLaughlin-Gill & Friends
Working on the PWP Archives, one name kept cropping up in the early documents: Frances McLaughlin-Gill. From brief mentions, I gathered that she was one of the first members, had a successful career photographing for magazines, and was involved in a project about twins. Other than that, she remained a mystery, someone I hoped to learn more about, but never did. So when PWP’s founder, Dannielle Hayes, sent an invitation for a show featuring her work, I was thrilled. Midcentury photographers are having a moment. There is the great Irving Penn show at the Met, and now Lives & Still Lives: Leslie Gill, Frances McLaughlin-Gill, and Their Circle at the Howard Greenberg Gallery. Much will be written by far smarter [continue reading...]

Street Scene, PWP Style

Street Scene, PWP Style
A new show featuring work by PWP members will open next week at New York’s Jadite Gallery! Scene on the Street Opening Receptions: Thursday, February 2nd, 6-8 pm Friday, February 3, 6-8 pm Show runs from February 1-15, 2017 Jadite Gallery 413 West 50th Street NYC      

WOMEN: New Portraits by Annie Leibovitz

WOMEN: New Portraits by Annie Leibovitz
Recently I was fortunate to have the opportunity to view Annie Leibovitz’s WOMEN: New Portraits exhibit. The NYC show was on display in the former Bayview Correctional Facility, the future home of The Women’s Building on the West Side Highway and 20th Street. I could have sat for hours watching the four wall size projection screens displaying images of women from all corners of the world which the photographer began shooting in 1999. The adjacent reading room was a photographer’s dream, containing nearly every book one would want in a photo library. This expansive body of work is currently on a 10 city tour with its final stop in Zurich from January 28, 2017 – February 19, 2017. If you [continue reading...]