Lucy Lippard
[Critic and writer, b. 1936, New York, lives in Galisteo, New Mexico.]

 Photographers find themselves directly in competition with mass media’s misrepresentations of women. So the photographic terrain is particularly contested from a political point of view. 

Lola Alvarez Bravo
[Photographer, b. 1907, Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, Mexico, d. 1993, Mexico City.]

 I was the only woman fooling around with a camera in the streets and all the reporters laughed at me. So I became a fighter. 

Paul Outerbridge
[Photographer, b. 1896, New York, d. 1958, Laguna Beach, California.]

 If exposure of a nude body is thought to incite relations between the sexes, well, what of it. We want a large population anyway. 

Duane Michals
[Photographer, b. 1932, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, lives in New York.]

 Women and men—it’s an impossible subject, because there can be no answers. We can find only bits and pieces of clues. 

Donna Ferrato
[Photographer, b. 1949, Waltham, Massachusetts, lives in New York.]

 I really think there is a big difference between the way men and women photograph. And really, women have a lot more privilege and opportunities in getting access into people’s private lives, their intimate lives... I think it’s okay to recognize the fact that we are extraordinarily different from each other and how we go about photographing is very different and the kind of access that we get. 

Martha Rosler
[Artist, b. 1943, Brooklyn, New York, lives in New York.]

 Women war photographers had to fight on two fronts: the bombs, and the men. 

Pipilotti Rist
[Artist, b. 1962, Reinthal, Switzerland, lives in Zurich and Los Angeles.]

 Sexuality, eroticism and desire are important for all of us. But that is also the contradiction. How can we speak about pictures and, for example, say no to this way of representing a woman’s body? It’s also a camera-and-object problem, of who is really guiding the camera. 

Simone de Beauvoir
[Writer and philosopher, b. 1908, Paris, d. 1986, Paris.]

 Representation of the world like the world itself is the work of men, they describe it from their point of view which they confuse with absolute truth. 
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