|Dimensions||10 × 8 × .6 in|
In these 28 photographs, Joan Liffring-Zug Bourret affectionately documents moments of every day women at various meetings, weddings and events. While most photos were taken in Iowa, they could have been made at the same kinds of gatherings virtually anywhere in the US during the years of 1957 to 1975.
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.