Venue/Location: Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Ave, Phone: 503-249-3983
Date: Monday, May 30, 2011 - 7:00 PM
History Pub: “Trials and Triumphs of an Oregon Photographer: Myra Albert Wiggins 1869-1956”
Presentation by Carole Glauber
Carole Glauber's book, Witch of Kodakery: The Photography of Myra Albert Wiggins is the groundbreaking biography of Myra Albert Wiggins, the successful turn of the 20th-century Oregon photographer and painter with connections to New York photographer Alfred Stieglitz and the Photo-Secession. Myra Wiggins embodied the ideal of the "new woman" - independent, energetic, and ambitious - as depicted by the Eastman Kodak Company's "Kodak Girl" and promoted in advertisements as "The Witchery of Kodakery."
Carole has resurrected Wiggins pioneering role as an early photographer and vividly describes her need in midlife to carve a new career for herself as painter. Carole Glauber is a photographer and photo historian who has long been fascinated with the work of early women photographers. Her publications have introduced readers to local photographers such as Salem-born Myra Albert Wiggins, Portland photographers Lily White and Sarah Ladd, British adventurer Isabella Bishop, and California photograper Anne Brigman.
History Pub is a free event sponsored by OHS, Holy Names Heritage Center, and McMenamins, and as always canned food will be accepted for the Oregon Food Bank.