Anne Collier: Women with Cameras

Women With Cameras was a commission by US-based artist Anne Collier, presenting a slideshow of eighty 35mm slides depicting found images of a female subject in the act of holding a camera or taking a photograph. 

Dating from the 1970s to the early 2000s, these relics of the pre-digital age were collected by Collier through various means, each image discarded by its original owner yet finding its way back to relevance in Collier’s work. The concept of ‘abandonment’ – of photographic images and the personal histories that they represent – is central to Women with Cameras, which illustrates photography’s relationship to memory and loss. 

This commission was kindly supported by The Anne Collier Supporters Circle: Shane Akeroyd, Corvi-Mora, London; Anton Kern Gallery, New York and The Modern Institute/ Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow. 

About Anne Collier

Anne Collier (b. Los Angeles, CA, 1970) lives and works in New York. Collier has exhibited internationally, and was subject to a major survey exhibition which toured across North America including CCS Bard, MCA Chicago, Aspen Art Museum and The Gallery of Ontario, Toronto during 2014–2015. Solo exhibitions include: The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, US (2014); High Line Art billboard commission, New York, US (2012); Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK (2011) and Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, DE (2008). The artist is represented by Corvi-Mora, London; Anton Kern Gallery, New York; Marc Foxx, Los Angeles and The Modern Institute/ Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow. 

Publication

As a continuation of Anne Collier’s commission Women With Cameras this artist book was co-published by Studio Voltaire and Karma, New York, and included a new essay by writer and critic Hilton Als. Available from House of Voltaire

Image credit(s)

Anne Collier, Women With Cameras, 2014. Installation View, Studio Voltaire, London. A Studio Voltaire commission. Courtesy of the artist, Corvi-Mora, London; Anton Kern Gallery, New York; Marc Foxx, Los Angeles and The Modern Institute, Glasgow. Photo: Tom Carter. Copyright Anne Collier.

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