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Aldeide Delgado Photograph by Melanie Metz; Andrea Nelson Photograph by the National Gallery of Art; Vanessa Rocco Photograph by Southern New Hampshire University

In Conversation

Aldeide Delgado and Andrea Nelson with Vanessa Rocco

  • Tuesday, November 16, 2021
  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Registration Required
  • Virtual Program

Aldeide Delgado, art researcher, curator, and founder and director of Women Photographers International Archive, and Andrea Nelson, associate curator, department of photographs, National Gallery of Art. Moderated by Vanessa Rocco, associate professor of humanities and fine art, Southern New Hampshire University.

Please join us for a conversation between Aldeide Delgado and Andrea Nelson about the innovative and revolutionary work of women photographers.

As founder and director of the Women Photographers International Archive, Delgado advances recognition and research of underrepresented artists, specifically Latinx women.

Nelson’s current exhibition, The New Woman Behind the Camera, investigates the global phenomenon of the modern New Woman and reveals the groundbreaking impact of women photographers during the 1920s to the 1950s.

In a discussion moderated by Vanessa Rocco, coeditor of The New Woman International (2011) and author of Photofascism: Photography, Film, and Exhibition Culture in 1930s Germany and Italy (2020), Delgado and Nelson will explore how their projects aim to write more diverse histories of photography. Making connections between the women photographers in the exhibition and those working today, the group will examine the shifting definitions of new womanhood. 

This conversation is organized by the National Gallery of Art and Women Photographers International Archive (WOPHA). The WOPHA Congress, co-presented with the Pérez Art Museum Miami, will take place on November 18–19, 2021. Conceived by Delgado, the WOPHA Congress, titled "Women, Photography, and Feminisms," is the first two-day public convening of its kind. Participation includes 50 internationally recognized artists, curators, scholars, and educators from around the world alongside 40 worldwide collectives and organizations of women and nonbinary photographers.

This program is made possible by the James D. and Kathryn K. Steele Fund for Photography.