If you are in the D.C. area, please join us on Thursday, March 16, to celebrate Women’s History Month with Women in Photography, Stories from the Not an Ostrich Exhibition, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building. Photojournalist Sharon Farmer, the first woman and the first African American to be director of the White House Photography Office, and Anne Tucker, curator emerita at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas, will share stories of women photographers and their own work with the Library’s exhibition. Register here to attend. The event is first come, first served, so grab your tickets quickly!
In the meantime, enjoy a virtual tour through the online version of the exhibit: “Not an Ostrich” and Other Images from America’s Library, and if you have the opportunity, come see it in person! The exhibit includes photographs from 1839 to the present, and traces the evolution of photography through images from the Library’s vast collections.
Enjoy a sampling of images featuring women from the exhibit, including this first image taken by Sharon Farmer.
- Register to attend the Live at the Library – Women in Photography: Stories from the Not an Ostrich Exhibition event. The event will be recorded and available on the Library of Congress website at a later date.
- Explore the photos included in the Not an Ostrich exhibit in the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog.
- See photos from Not an Ostrich featured in an album on the Library’s Flickrsteam and in a Free to Use and Reuse set.
- Browse research guides for the Library of Congress’ collections related to Gender and Women’s Studies.