Laurie Simmons: In and Around the House
Laurie Simmons has been dealing with issues from In and Around the House since the mid-1970s.
Her seminal early work was some of the first to use set-up photography to create images with
intensely psychological subtexts and forcefully feminist content. The 1950s-style constructed interiors
used dolls, dollhouse furnishings, miniature props, postcards, interior decoration books, pamphlets and
magazines to create images that questioned female stereotypes and American clichés with humor
and charm. Though they were shot both in color and black, the latter have remained woefully
under-published and are presented here, for the first time, in full, along with a critical essay by Carol
Squiers, curator at the International Center of Photography in New York, and a personal account by
Edited by Carolina Nitsch.
Essays by Carol Squiers and Laurie Simmons.
Clothbound, 11.5 x 9.5 inches/104 pgs
Published by Carolina Nitsch, New York