Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s:
Works from the Verbund Collection

The Photographers’ Gallery, London, U.K., October 7, 2016 — January 29, 2017
Feminist Avant-Garde
Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s: Works from the Verbund Collection, installation views, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, 2016-2017.
Photos : © Hydar Dewachi, courtesy of The Photographers’ Gallery, London
The Photographers’ Gallery, London, U.K., October 7, 2016 — January 29, 2017

“It is difficult to say where / precisely, or to say / how large or small I am,” writes Margaret Atwood in her 1998 poem “This is a Photograph of Me,” in which the narrator gives, from beyond the grave, directions to scrutinize more closely an image in which her presence is obscured: “but if you look long enough, / eventually / you will be able to see me.” What might happen, what might you see, she seems to ask — what reveals itself when you refuse to ignore what is right in front of your face, staring back at you?

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