Phaidon

The Only Woman

$30

As seen in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Telegraph

A compelling gallery of women who made their way into a man's world, shown through group portraits each featuring a lone woman.

An original approach to gender equality, this striking pictorial statement brings to light the compelling and undeniable phenomenon of 'the only woman': across time and cultures, groups of artists, activists, scientists, servants, movie stars, or metal workers have often included exactly and only one woman.

Covering examples from nearly 20 countries, from the advent of photography until the present day, author Immy Humes reveals and reframes how women and men have related socially in surprising and poignant ways. This is a fresh contribution to visual and cultural history full of unheard stories, courage, achievement, outrage, mystery, fun, and extraordinary women.

Shown paired with a notepad and our gorgeous pearl earrings.

Hardcover

240 pages

5 7/8 x 8 1/4

ISBN 9781838664206

Immy Humes is an Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker from New York whose work treats social and political themes through the prism of real stories about unconventional people. She has been pursuing the idea of 'the only woman' for years collecting historical photos to capture and investigate the breadth of the phenomenon.