See Me Clearly – Women Photographers/Women Photographed at Paul Paletti Gallery


See Me Clearly
Women Photographers/Women Photographed
September 6 – December 31, 2018

An Asian American actress striving to be a leading lady when the laws of the day forbade her from even kissing a male costar of another race. A pioneering photographer who marched with Patton and was the first to photograph the horror that was Buchenwald. A model who changed the artist/model paradigm to participate only in photos that fulfilled her art.
This show will highlight the history of photography told through Julia Margaret Cameron’s photo of Alice Liddell, for whom ‘Alice in Wonderland’ was written; through Edward Weston’s photos of Charis Wilson, his model, muse and wife; through the photos of Group f/64, including Imogene Cunningham and Sonia Noskowiak; through pioneers of photojournalism like Margaret Bourke-White; the people who made history , like Amelia Earhart; and contemporary photographers who pushed the boundaries of popular aesthetics in different directions such as Ann Noggle and Lynn Geesaman.
This ambitious show features women: examining their prowess, influence and agency as both photographer and subject, artist and muse-and how with the passage of time and progress how our views on their work, and the works in which they appeared, have changed.
Comprised of over 60 images by 25 artists, the photographs included in the exhibit are primarily drawn from the Gallery’s collection. They are displayed together for the first time with historical information, stories, and personal notes, explaining the context and importance of the images and the people who made them.

We hope that you will join us for the opening reception for See Me Clearly which will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 5-8pm. Additional associated events will also be forthcoming.

About Paul Paletti Gallery
Since 2001, Paul Paletti Gallery has exhibited historic and contemporary photographic artworks of museum quality in which the photographer combines a superlative degree of technical virtuosity along with a distinctive vision. Located in the heart of Louisville’s East Market Street Gallery District (NULU), the gallery’s permanent collection and its rotating exhibits educate the public about photography as a sophisticated art medium that is varied, beautiful and highly collectible.

The gallery is located at 713 East Market St., Louisville, KY 40202, and is open Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm and by appointment. Contact us at 502.589.9254 or visit our website at

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