Excerpt from Oral History Recording with Shirley Read

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00:00:11 - Fine Arts

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Partial Transcript: Think that photography had a place in the fine arts at that time, I was open to those ideas.

Segment Synopsis: Shirley Read recounting her thoughts on believing that photojournalism had no place in the fine arts.

Keywords: fine arts; photojournalism

00:00:32 - Women in Photojournalism

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Partial Transcript: I interview photographers who will say well, someone said to me recently, women have no real place in photojournalism

Segment Synopsis: Read says that even today there is still a stigma around women in the photojournalism field through her experience in interviewing other people.

Keywords: Women; photojournalism

Subjects: women

00:01:03 - Interviewer question

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Partial Transcript: And how—how did—why'd you think that was the case that there was that—that backward looking kind of interest? What was that about?

Segment Synopsis: The interviewer asked Read about why she thinks there was opposition to the discussion about women in photojournalism.

00:01:36 - Feminism

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Partial Transcript: So feminism for instance, you know which was always my difficulty within [unknown] was not seen as important political things.

Segment Synopsis: Read discussing how feminism was not seen as important during the time that she was a photographer.

Keywords: feminism; politics

00:02:14 - Class, race, and gender

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Partial Transcript: I felt class, race, and gender were equal, I sound selfish and I am still stamped by all this stuff, cant get away from it.

Segment Synopsis: Read discusses how class, race, and gender were important to her and still are today.

Keywords: class; gender; race