The Female Gaze: Stunning Photos From Prestel’s ‘Women Photographers’ Anthology

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In Prestel‘s new book, Women Photographers: From Julia Margaret Cameron to Cindy Sherman by Boris Friedewald, the female gaze gets its due with a century-plus of seminal work by some of the greatest photographers of all time. Whether it’s the stunning cyanotypes of Anna Atkins (circa 1845) or Carrie Mae Weems’ MacArthur Grant-winning stunners documenting her family life in 1990, women have been turning to the camera in order to show how they see the world. Here are some of our favorite shots from the gorgeous book.

Photo Credit: Julia Margaret Cameron

“My Favourite Picture of All My Works. My Niece Julia (Jackson), 1867.” Courtesy of Prestel

Photo Credit: Julia Margaret Cameron

“Sir John Herschel, 1867.” Courtesy of Prestel

Photo Credit: Julia Margaret Cameron

“Iago, Study From an Italian, 1867.” Courtesy of Prestel

Photo Credit: Anna Atkins

“Papaver Rhoeas, 1845.” Courtesy of Prestel

Photo Credit: Anna Atkins

“Partridge, CA. 1850.” Courtesy of Prestel

Photo Credit: Anna Atkins

“Cystoseira Granulata, 1843/4.” Courtesy of Prestel

Photo Credit: JoAnn Verburg

“Ledge, 2009.” Courtesy of Prestel

Photo Credit: JoAnn Verburg

“Untitled (Meredith Monk), 1982/2011.” Courtesy of Prestel

Photo Credit: Shirana Shahbazi

“Komposition-01-2001 (Composition-01-2001).” Courtesy of Prestel

Photo Credit: Shirana Shahbazi

“Stilleben-14-2007 (Still Life-14-2007).” Courtesy of Prestel