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Kate Millett

Kate Millett
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Artist
Frederick William McDarrah, 5 Nov 1926 - 6 Nov 2007
Sitter
Kate Millett, 14 Sep 1934 - 6 Sep 2017
Date
1970
Type
Photograph
Medium
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions
Image: 22.7 x 15.3cm (8 15/16 x 6")
Sheet: 25.3 x 20.5cm (9 15/16 x 8 1/16")
Mat: 45.7 x 35.6cm (18 x 14")
Topic
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses
Exterior\Cityscape
Artwork\Poster
Kate Millett: Female
Kate Millett: Literature\Writer
Kate Millett: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Feminist
Portrait
Place
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Copyright
© Estate of Fred W. McDarrah
Object number
NPG.2001.41
Exhibition Label
Born St. Paul, Minnesota
Fred McDarrah’s photograph portrays feminist writer, activist, and artist Kate Millett in 1970, the year she published her first book, Sexual Politics, a best-selling touchstone for the second wave of the women’s movement. Based on Millett’s doctoral dissertation, the book deploys feminist literary criticism to uncover misogynist tropes embedded in the novels of Henry Miller, D. H. Lawrence, and other writers often hailed as sexual revolutionaries.
McDarrah, the first staff photographer for the Village Voice, shows Millett happily marching down New York City’s Fifth Avenue, during a parade commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. Later, at a rally in Bryant Park, Millett spoke before an exuberant crowd, exclaiming “today is the end of millenniums of oppression.”
Nacida en St. Paul, Minnesota
Esta fotografía de Fred McDarrah muestra a la escritora, activista y artista feminista Kate Millett en 1970, año en que publicó su primer libro, Política sexual, éxito de ventas y texto esencial para la segunda ola del movimiento feminista. Basado en la tesis doctoral de Millett, el libro emplea la crítica literaria feminista para poner al descubierto tópicos misóginos en las novelas de Henry Miller, D. H. Lawrence y otros escritores aclamados como revolucionarios en los temas sexuales.
McDarrah, primer fotógrafo de plantilla del Village Voice, muestra a Millett marchando alegremente por la Quinta Avenida de Nueva York durante un desfile en el 50 aniversario de la Enmienda 19 de la Constitución, que otorgó a las mujeres el derecho al voto. Más tarde, en un mitin en Bryant Park, Millett se dirigió a una multitud eufórica y exclamó “hoy acaban milenios de opresión”.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery