The Women Photographers of This Fall and Winter
by Jen Graves
on Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 12:57 PM
The indelible images of Shadi Ghadirian, coming to PCNW.
This fall and winter, Photo Center Northwest presents two exhibitions I'm looking forward to: Social Order: Women Photographers from Iran, India, and Afghanistan (October 26 to December 15) and Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows (February 1 to March 10, 2013).
Maier was a nanny and a nobody until her hidden stash of 100,000 negatives and 3,000 prints—which she'd never shared with anyone—was brought to light in 2008, just a year before she died. Her work became the subject of a documentary film called Finding Vivian Maier, and has had exhibitions in Chicago (review) and New York (review), where she roamed the streets taking her pictures. Her place in the pantheon is still being worked out, and we'll get to consider the question of just what kind of photographer she was. (The Photo Center is reaching out to the Northwest Film Forum to see about bringing the film as well.)