Women Working

An article from Southern Cultures 17:2, The Photography Issue

By Susan Harbage Page

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  • E-book EPUB ISBN: 978-0-8078-8248-1
    Published: June 2011
  • E-book PDF ISBN: 979-8-8908-4374-6
    Published: June 2011

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When Susan Harbage Page worked in the early seventies alongside the women in this photo essay, in addition to friendships she also made a poignant record. This article appears in the Summer 2011 issue of Southern Cultures: The Photography Issue. "'Rough. It is rough being a female.'"

About the Author

Susan Harbage Page has explored women’s lives and marginalized communities through fieldwork involving photography, video, interviews, and sound recordings for over twenty- five years. She is a three-time winner of the North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship and her work appears in over thirty museums and public collections. She currently teaches studio art and women’s studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
For more information about Susan Harbage Page, visit the Author Page.


“The rich array of photographs and graphics, and the sincere and effective attempt at readerly appeal, go well beyond what is attempted by most… Southern Cultures is truly impressive.”--The Council of Editors of Learned Journals