Wendy Snyder MacNeil: The Light Inside
This publication and accompanying exhibition brings renewed attention to the art and influence of pioneering American photographer and educator Wendy Snyder MacNeil (b. 1943), whose archive is preserved at the Ryerson Image Centre. MacNeil's austere, compelling images contributed significantly to the North American photography scene during the 1970s and 1980s. Restlessly experimental, she strove to portray complex identity and forge a more direct engagement between subject and viewer by pushing the formal boundaries of portraiture.
Editor: Shannon Anderson
Contributors: George Lange, Steve Marx, Eugenia Parry, Paul Roth, and Don Snyder
Ryerson Image Centre, 2016