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Joan Liffring-Zug Bourret used her photography skills to capture injustices throughout the twentieth century. Locally known as the owner of Penfield Press, a publishing company, many do not know her works have been critically acclaimed and exhibited across the country, from galleries at Kirkwood Community College, to museums like The Met in New York City.
Joan donated over a million negatives and thousands of images, documents, and prints to the States Historical Society of Iowa, and how has a collection named after her. The donations have been described as “the most comprehensive photographic record that exists of Iowa over the last half of the 20th Century.” Her works reveal the struggle of racism and injustice many Iowans faced, and showcases it through her life-long love of photography.