How We See: Photobooks by Women Organized by 10x10 Photobooks

How We See                     

Photobooks by Women
Organized by 10x10 Photobooks

How We See: Photobooks by Women, 10×10 Photobooks’ next project will present a global range of one hundred 21st-century photobooks by female photographers.

The comprehensive How We See ‘book-on-books’ publication was published in mid-November 2018. In addition to all one hundred books in the reading room, the publication will include one hundred historical books by women photographers, an annotated history and essays by photographer Ishiuchi Miyako; Magnum Foundation Executive Director, Kristen Lubben and Valentina Abenavoli of Akina Books.

Reading Room Tour

The How We See Reading Room, a public space to browse and view the one hundred 21st-century photobooks in the project, launched on 25 October 2018 at the New York Public Library and tours through 2018 to 2020, beginning with Fototeca Latinoamericana (Buenos Aires, December 2018), Museum of Fine Arts and Massachusetts College of Art & Design (Boston, March 2019)) and PGH Photo at the Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh, April 2019), among others.

How the Books are Selected

Ten female selectors (either in teams or individually) from around the world selected the one hundred books in the project’s reading room. The project’s selectors are specialists in the photobook field, and have made selections that focus on photobooks published in the 21st-century from their respective regions.

Photographers with books in How We See include:

Laia Abril, Ying Ang, Olivia Arthur, Sophie Calle, Xiaoyi Chen, Zoe Croggon, Cristina de Middel, Laura El-Tantawy, Abigail Heyman, Hannah Höch, Dragana Jurišić, Kristina Jurotschkin, Pixy Liao, Susan Meiselas, Lucia Moholy, Zanele Muholi, Yurie Nagashima, Catherine Opie, Maya Rochat, Guadalupe Ruiz, Eva Saukane, Collier Schorr, Ketaki Sheth, Lieko Shiga, Dayanita Singh, Mitra Tabrizian, Carrie Mae Weems, among many others.

Selectors for the How We See Reading Room are:

  • Ilgin Deniz Akseloğlu (Middle East)
  • Delphine Bedel & Frédérique Destribats (Western Europe)
  • Federica Chiocchetti (Western Europe)
  • Iona Fergusson (South Asia & Australasia)
  • Amanda Ling-Ning Lo (China & Taiwan)
  • Lesley A. Martin (United States)
  • Oluremi C. Onabanjo (Africa)
  • Mariela Sancari (Latin America)
  • Miwa Susuda (Japan)
  • Daria Tuminas (Eastern Europe)

100 Historical Photobooks by Women Photographers

Included in the reading room publication for How We See will be ten lists of historical photobooks by women photographers from 1843 to 2009. These subjective lists (of ten books each) were selected by historians, librarians, curators and writers in the photography and photobook field.

Historical Books in How We See include:

Diane Arbus, Anna Atkins, Barbara Brandli, Margaret Bourke-White, Claude Cahun, Giesele Freund, Miyako Ishiuchi, Graciela Iturbide, Germaine Krull, Helen Levitt, Sally Mann, Mary Ellen Mark, Tina Modotti, Cindy Sherman, Hsin Wang, among others.

More information available at

Tuesday, March 19 at 11:00am to 6:00pm

More dates through March 21, 2019

Design and Media Center, Lower Atrium
621 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

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