Women: Portraits 1960-2000

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Celebrating the movers, shakers, and groundbreakers of our times.

 

By Susan Wood

Women: Portraits 1960-2000 —with a timely new jacket—celebrates the movers, shakers, and groundbreakers of our times. “These were the noteworthy women of the ‘60s and into the first years of the 21st century: achievers, trailblazers, glass-ceiling breakers, and all individuals,” writes author Susan Wood, one of the earliest and most successful professional photographers to break into a world long dominated by men. “Women were my main subject for more than 60 years,” added Wood. Today, more than ever, this remarkable compilation of portraits of some of the most prominent and influential women of our time serves as a compelling document of women who became known—not just for their beauty—but for their ability to change the world, of how far we have come, and how far we still can go. Wood’s notable subjects include Martha Stewart, Nora Ephron, Alice Waters, Jayne Mansfield, Gloria Vanderbilt, and artist/writer Barbara Chase-Riboud, author of a prize-winning historical novel focused on the life of Sally Hemings in 1979. Susan Wood’s work also represents a number of milestones in American photography. She was involved with the original “Mad Men” of Madison Avenue and during that time won a Clios, the most sought-after award in advertising. Mademoiselle chose her as one of their top Ten Women of the Year and her work appeared in many other periodicals, including Vogue, Life, Look, Harper’s Bazaar, and New York magazine. Susan Wood was a founding member of the Women’s Forum and was actively involved in the fight for women’s rights and equality in the 1960s and 1970s. She was also friends with many of the vanguard of the feminist movement, including Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem. Although her most famous magazine cover is an epochal photograph of John Lennon and Yoko Ono for Look, Susan 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. She has been represented by Getty Images since 2004.