WOMEN: PORTRAITS 1960-2000, a lavish new book of photographs by Susan Wood, features fresh looks at some of the most prominent and influential women in the latter part of the 20th century. Long-unseen photographs of icons including Helen Gurley Brown, Julia Child, Nora Ephron, Diane von Furstenberg, Jane Fonda, Betsey Johnson, Jayne Mansfield, Yoko Ono, Susan Sontag, Gloria Steinem, Martha Stewart, Cheryl Tiegs, Alice Waters, Gloria Vanderbilt, and many others are featured. A lively essay by Wood, entitled “Women Was My Beat” introduces the book.
Wood’s photographs were made during years of great social change, and her own career followed a similar trajectory. A born and bred New Yorker, she was involved with the original “Mad Men” of Madison Avenue and later won a Clio, the most sought-after award in advertising. In 1954 her photographs appeared in the premier issue of Sports Illustrated. Mademoiselle chose her as one of their “Ten Young Women of the Year” in 1961. Throughout the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s, her photographs could be seen in Vogue, Life, People and New Yorkmagazines. She was a regular contributor to Look magazine, most notably for a 1969 cover story on John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Wood is also noted for her movie stills. Under contract to Paramount Pictures, United Artists and 20th Century Fox, she was on set during the filming of movies that defined the 1960s such as Easy Rider and Hatari.
Women: Portraits 1960-2000
by Susan Wood
Pointed Leaf Press, LLC.
9” x 12”
September 18, 2018 to October 18, 2018