Curated book selection by Strath Shepard of Pacific Standard
"MacAdams seminal 1976 photography book. In the intro, Kate Millett describes the women in MacAdams' portraits as "They with the new thing in their eyes. Looking back at you. And beyond. Because they're the future." A documentary film on MacAdams and her work is set to be released this year. "We'd have all these different women over for chicken dinners—Gloria Steinem, Marisol Escobar. We'd drink Côtes du Rhône, smoke joints, and sit around the fireplace and discuss feminism," MacAdams recalled, in a recent interview with W Magazine. "I looked for women who could say 'Fuck off' if they didn't agree with you, for women who had strength and softness in their eyes and a directness in the way they dealt with their life." "