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

Beginning on March 8, International Women’s Day, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Massachusetts College of Art and Design are partnering to host "How We See: Photobooks by Women," a touring pop-up reading room that invites visitors to browse 100 books by a global selection of contemporary female photographers. Organized by 10x10 Photobooks, a nonprofit based in New York City, the showcase will be at the MFA through March 10, and then at MassArt from March 19-21.

The reading room’s 100 photobooks were selected by 10 specialists from around the world, who worked both individually and in teams and focused on photographers from their respective regions. Artists featured in the project 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 and Carrie Mae Weems, among many others.

Spotlight Speakers

From the 19th through the 21st, visitors can experience 15-minute Spotlight talks by a variety of speakers focusing on a single book.

Tuesday, March 19

11:00am Gabrielle Reed, MassArt Librarian
Cristina de Middel, Cucurrucucú

11:30am Kathya Landeros, MassArt, Photography Professor
Maria Isabel Arango, Los Gestos de Los Muertos

12:00pm Pam Pecchio, MassArt, Photography Faculty Member
Ana Paula Estrada, Memorandum

2:00pm Karen Haas, Lane Curator, Museum of Fine Arts
Katrien de Blauwer, I do not want to disappear quietly into the night

2:30pm Karl Baden, Boston College, Professor of Photography
Susan Meiselas, Carnival Stripper

3:30pm Oluremi C. Onabanjo, Keynote Lecture
“To See and Be Seen: The Photobook as a Site of Subjectivity”
MassArt Tower Auditorium

Wednesday, March 20

11:00am Chenli Ye, MassArt, 2nd Year Graduate Student
Chin-Chin Wu, Vis-à-Vis: Portraits of New Women

12:30pm Joanne Lukitsh, MassArt, Photo historian
Lucia Moholy, A Hundred Years of Photography 1839-1939

1:00pm Rachel Resnik, MassArt librarian
Abigail Heyman, Growing up female: a personal photojournal

2:00pm Silva Bingaz, How We See Photographer from Turkey
Silva Bingaz, Japan Coast

4:00pm Russet Lederman, 10x10 Photobooks Co-Founder
Overview of the How We See: Photobooks by Women Reading Room

Thursday, March 21

11:00am Caitlin Pereira, MassArt Librarian
Dayanita Singh, Museum Bhavan

11:30am Lyssa Palu-ay, MassArt Dean of Justice, Equity, and Transformation Yto Barrada, A Life Full of Holes/The Strait Project

12:00pm Olga Yatskevich, 10x10 Photobooks Co-Founder
Overview of the How We See: Photobooks by Women Reading Room

12:30pm Amani Willett, MassArt Photography Professor
Laura El Tantawy, In the Shadow of the Pyramids

2:00 Dana Mueller, MassArt, Photography Faculty Member
Tatiana Lecomte, Meine Erste Löwin

2:30 Kymberly Pinder, MassArt Provost
Lorna Simpson, Lorna Simpson: Untitled 54

3:00 James Leighton, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Curator
Anne Collier, Women With Cameras

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