Sophie Parker

‘At this past edition of Photo London I was fortunate enough to be introduced to the work of Bev Grant by Cay Sophie Rabinowitz at Osmos books.

‘Osmos have published the first monograph of Grant’s work – she is now 80 years old. The photobook includes an extensive collection of black & white photographs Grant made between 1968 to 1972, depicting political activism taking place in New York at the time. What I find interesting is how the book shows the second wave of feminism, which is often very white-centric, from a more personal and inclusionary perspective. Grant was a spectator as well as a participant in the movement, so her concerns and interest in the rights of everybody are reflected.

‘I’d also like to say a few honourable mentions to Zora J Murff’s True Colors (or, Affirmations in a Crisis) published by Aperture, Floridas by Anastasia Samoylova & Walker Evans, published by Steidl and Craig Easton’s Bank Top, published by Gost Books.’ Sophie Parker, Associate Director Photo London


© Bev Grant


Bev Grant Photography 1968-1972
Edited by Cay Sophie Rabinowitz. Introduction by William Cordova
Hardcover, 224 pages / illustrated black and white

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