Self-Portrait, from The Blatant ImageI
1981, Ruth Mountaingrove

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Ruth Mountaingrove

My work in recording the photographic herstory of the mostly Southern Oregon Lesbian community was undertaken to preserve the moment so glimmering, so quickly gone. I emphasized preserving on film the experiences that were happening and would be herstory if caught by the camera's eye. I urged other women photographers to do this too and to a great extent this has happened.

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