Women in Colour: Anna Atkins, Colour Photography and Those Struck by Light, a group exhibition of colour photography based on original research by Ellen Carey, associate professor of photography, opens at Galerie Miranda in Paris on April 26 and remains on view through June 15.
The show presents Ellen Carey's original research on the contributions of women photographers in color, starting with Victorian Anna Atkins (1799-1871, England), who is also a pioneer in color photography.
Carey's thesis highlights the recent scientific discovery of tetrachromacy whereby women who carry this gene have four eye cones instead of three, allowing them to see more colors. The consequences of this discovery reframe the history visual arts.
Women in Colour: Anna Atkins, Colour Photography and Those Struck by Light was first exhibited at Rubber Factory gallery (NY) in 2017, the Paris edition brings a European focus with works by Claire Aho, Merry Alpern, Jo Bradford, Jo Ann Callis, Ellen Carey, Patty Carroll, Elinor Carucci, Susan Derges, Sally Gall, Meghann Riepenhoff, Chloe Sells, Brea Souders, Nancy Wilson-Pajic.