Sale 2499 Lot 208
ABIGAIL HEYMAN (1933-2013)
Partial maquette for her landmark book Growing Up Female: A Personal Photojournal, with 22 photographs of images and/or text.
Accompanied by an archive of 14 single photographs of images from the book, including 2 enlargements, 5 mounted prints, and 7 work prints. Silver prints, the images measuring 5x4 to 10x14 inches (12.7x10.1 to 25.4x35.6 cm.), the mounts 11x14 inches (28x10.1 cm.), one with Heyman's signature, and another with her hand stamp. 1974
WITH--Growing Up Female. Small 4to, gray cloth; soiled. FIRST EDITION.
AND--Edited galleys for 30 text pages.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000
From the Collection of Ira Richer.
Abigail Heyman's groundbreaking illustrated book encapsulated the transformational spirit of the 1970s, a heady time in which women openly shared their personal stories, which were then set into relief against a broader backdrop of the American feminist movement. A woman-identified photojournalist, Heyman was one of the first women admitted to the prestigious photographer's cooperative Magnum. She directed the documentary and photojournalism department at the International Center of Photography, and was the author other feminist-inspired books.
During the mid- to late-1970s, Growing Up Female was often seen as the companion volume to the best-selling Our Bodies Our Selves.