*WOMEN IN VISUAL ART
MEET MYRNA KELIHER A Q&A with the artist behind the letterpress prints for season two of Poetry Unbound.
If you have been following this season of Poetry Unbound, you may have noticed the individual prints that accompany each poem. Each one is designed from handset metal type and printed by artist Myrna Keliher. In 2012, she founded Expedition Press, a letterpress print shop based in Kingston, Washington that focuses on poetry and type. Their mission is to deepen regard for language and increase access to poetry. CLICK FOR MORE
PATTY CARROLL PHOTOGRAPHY: Anonymous Women
Patty Carroll has been known for her use of highly intense, saturated color photographs since the 1970’s. Her most recent project, “Anonymous Women,” consists of a 3-part series of studio installations made for the camera, addressing women and their complicated relationships with domesticity. By camouflaging the figure in drapery and/or domestic objects, Carroll creates a dark and humorous game of hide-and-seek between her viewers and the Anonymous Woman. The photographs were published as a monograph, Anonymous Women, officially released in January, 2017 by Daylight Books, and most recently Anonymous Women: Domestic Demise published in 2020 by Aint-Bad Books. Publications, Online Galleries & Blogs
The Anonymous Woman series has been exhibited internationally and has won multiple awards including Carroll being acknowledged as one of Photolucida’s “Top 50” in 2104 and 2017. Her work has been featured in prestigious blogs and international magazines such as the Huffington Post, The Cut, Ain’t Bad Magazine, and BJP in Britain. Her work has been shown internationally in many one-person exhibits in China and Europe, as well as the USA. (White Box Museum, Beijing, Art Institute of Chicago, Royal Photographic Society, Bath, England, among others.) She has participated in over 100 group exhibitions nationally and internationally, and her work is included in many public and private collections. After teaching photography for many years, Carroll has enthusiastically returned to the studio in order to delight viewers with her playful critique of home and excess. She is currently Artist in Residence at Studios Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri. CLICK FOR MORE
TONI FRISSELL PHOTOGRAPHY: Magnificent Pictures Captured By One Of The Influential Female Photographer Of The 20th Century
By Jacob Aberto in BYGONELY
On the lists of great photographers of the 20th century, the names are usually male, Guy Bourdin, Addison Scurlock, Philippe Halsman, and Norman Parkinson. There are exceptions such as Arbus, Vivian Maier, Nina Leen? Some of these artists are not admired for their work or they are considered as portrait photographer or fashion photographer.
Another great name in the field of photography is Toni Frissell, whose work crossed genres from war, fashion, photo-journalism and sports. During her career Frizzell photographed some of the famous personalities of the 20th century such as Kennedys, Churchill, Elizabeth Taylor, Frida Kahlo and many more. She produced over 300,000 photographs for famous publications such as Vogue Harper’s Bazaar, and Life. CLICK TO CONTINUE