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Meridel Rubenstein (American, 1948- )

Meridel Rubenstein, born in Detroit, Michigan, was educated at Sarah Lawrence College and did special graduate studies at M.I.T. with Minor White; she received an M.F.A. from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, in 1977. Her work is usually multipartite and layered, offering multiple viewpoints on a subject or place, interweaving disparate realities. She intertwines history, culture, and myth with the threatened natural landscape, using a variety of photographic processes as well as video and sound installations. Rubenstein has taught photography at the University of New Mexico and the University of San Francisco, and currently teaches at Boston College.
- Virginia Lee Lierz

Selected Bibliography
Naylor, Colin, ed. Contemporary Photographers. Chicago or London: St. James Press, 1988.

Neumaier, Diane. Reframings, New American Feminist Photographies. Foreword by Anne Wilkes Tucker. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1995.

Rubenstein, Meridel. La Gente de la Luz. Essays by Van Deren Coke, Beaumont Newhall and John Nichols. Santa Fe: Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico (1977).


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