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Photography: Writing in Light: Photographers

Carrie Mae Weems

Untitled (Woman standing) from the "Kitchen Table" Series

Carrie Mae Weems, Untitled (Woman standing), from the Kitchen Table Series, 1990, Gelatin silver print.

Zanele Muholi

Zanele Muholi, Nhlanhla Esther Mofokeng, Thokoza, Johannesburg, 2010, gelatin silver print.

Julia Margaret Cameron

Julia Margaret Cameron, Rebecca, undated, albumen photographic print.


There are as many ways to approach photography as there are photographic images. Click the images to learn more about each artist and their approach to photographic media. Some artists look at photography as their primary medium, while others (Carolee Schneeman especially) integrate photography into a more eclectic studio practice. Towards the bottom of the page, you'll find a list of biographies and other books on photographers available through the PCC Library.

More Contemporary Photographers

Barbara Weissberg, Arm As Leg, 2019. 

Joshua Citarella, All the Wellness Products Americans Love to Buy are Sold on Both InfoWars and Goop, 2018, C-print.

Carolee Schneemann

Carolee Schneemann, Infinity Kisses II (Vesper), 1990-1998, self-shot laser prints.

John Dugdale

John Dugdale, Self-portrait with Ancestor, 1990, cyanotype.

László Moholy-Nagy

László Moholy-Nagy, Photogram (Photogramme), 1923-25, gelatin silver print.