Trials and Triumphs of an Oregon Photographer: Myra Albert Wiggins 1869-1956, this month’s History Pub event , takes place Monday, May 30, 2011 at the Kennedy School (5736 NE 33rd) at 7pm.
Carole Glauber’s book, Witch of Kodakery: The Photography of Myra Albert Wiggins, is the groundbreaking biography of Myra Albert Wiggins, the successful turn of the 20th-century Oregon photographer and painter with connections to New York photographer Alfred Stieglitz and the Photo-Secession. Myra Wiggins embodied the ideal of the “new woman” – independent, energetic, and ambitious – as depicted by the Eastman Kodak Company’s “Kodak Girl” and promoted in advertisements as “The Witchery of Kodakery.” Carole has resurrected Wiggins pioneering role as an early photographer and vividly describes her need in midlife to carve a new career for herself as painter.
Admission is free and this event is all ages. Please bring canned food donations for the Oregon Food Bank!