Description - Pregnant Pictures by Sandra Matthews
What does an image of a pregnant woman mean? Pregnant with meaning but resistant to interpretation, photos of pregnant bodies rarely appear in public. When they do, they viscerally challenge society's perception of women, sex, and reproduction. Pregnant Pictures assembles an astonishing and visually powerful collection of over 200 photos of pregnant women in the twentieth century. These varied images - from medical textbooks, childbirth manuals, and ads for maternity clothes to family snapshots, fine art photos, even Annie Leibovitz's celebrity portraits - defy any typical notion of pregnancy. Together, they make a vital contribution to feminist understandings of pregnancy as experienced by women from all walks of life.
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(229mm x 178mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Author Biography - Sandra Matthews
Sandra Matthews is a writer and photographer. Essays of hers have appeared in Afterimage and Exposure, and her photographs have been exhibited internationally. She is also Associate Professor of Film and Photography at Hampshire College.Laura Wexler is Associate Professor of American Studies and Women's Studies at Yale University. She is the author of the forthcoming Tender Violence: Domestic Images in an Age of U.S. Imperialism.