The African Lookbook: A Visual History of 100 Years of African Women
by Catherine McKinley

In Spring 2020, when writer and curator Catherine McKinley spoke to The Classic about her photography collection, our correspondence was filled with excitement – the specific kind of ebullience that…


Women in the Dark:
Female Photographers in the US, 1850-1900, by Katherine Manthorne

On April 22, 1890, citizens of the central Kansas town of McPherson were greeted with a directive in the local paper: “Expression is the key to character. Think of this then have Mrs. Vreeland…