Women: Portraits 1960-2000

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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 Sixties 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. Today, more than ever, this remarkable compilation of portraits serves as a compelling document of women who became known for their ability to change the world, of how far we have come, and how far we still can go. 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. Mademoiselle chose Wood 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.

Hardcover 208 Pages / 9 X 12