Join us for a pop-up reading room viewing of contemporary women’s photobooks, in conjunction with International Women’s Day!

How We See: Photobooks by Women is a hands-on experience, set up so visitors can page through 100 books by a global selection of photographers. Organized by 10x10 Photobooks in New York City, the viewing is accompanied by a publication featuring all the books in the installation, available in the MFA’s Main Bookstore & Shop. Local university students, artists, and photography specialists lead talks for visitors each day.

Among the artists are Laia Abril, Ying Ang, Olivia Arthur, Sophie Calle, Xiaoyi Chen, Zoe Croggon, Cristina de Middel, Laura El-Tantawy, Abigail Heyman, Hannah Höch, Dragana Jurisc, Kristina Jurotschkin, Pixy Liao, Susan Meiselas, Zanele Muholi, Yurie Nagashima, Catherine Opie, Maya Rochat, Guadalupe Ruiz, Eva Saukane, Collier Schorr, Ketaki Sheth, Lieko Shiga, Dayanita Singh, Mitra Tabrizian, Carrie Mae Weems, among many others. See for more information.

Schedule of Talks

Each talk is approximately 15 minutes long.

Friday, March 8

Time Speaker Subject
11 am Keavy Handley-Byrne, RISD grad student Claude Cahun, Aveux non Avenus
12:30 pm Michelle Peters, RISD grad student Ylva Sundgren, Inga kan älska som
1 pm Lauren Graves, BU grad student Barbara Kasten, Diazotypes
2 pm Izabela Jurcewicz, RISD grad student Carrie Mae Weems, Kitchen Table Series
3 pm Kimber Chewning, BU grad student Dayanita Singh, Museum Bhavan

Saturday, March 9

Time Speaker Subject
Noon Lily Colman, RISD grad student Pixy Liao, Experimental Relationship: Vol. 1
1 pm Jessina Leonard, RISD grad student Vanessa Winship, Sweet Nothings
3 pm Althea Ruoppo, BU grad student Hannah Hoch, Picture Book
4 pm Constanza Robles, BU grad student Celeste Rojas Mugica, Una sombra Oscilant

Sunday, March 10

Time Speaker Subject
1 pm Ellen Yiwei Wang, BC student Xiaoyi Chen, Koan
2 pm Ash Anderson, BC Photo Historian Sophie Calle, Suite Venitienne
3 pm Miwa Susuda How We See selector of books from Japan

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