«Female Photographers around 1900.»

As part of “Skeivt kulturår 2022” (Gay Culture year 2022) Vestfold  museums presents a lecture by Hanne Holm-Johnsen, former Curator at Preus Photo museum. The lecture is at Eidsfos old Tavern, and entry is NOK 50,- The event is also broadcasted live on Visit Eidsfoss’ Facebook page.

In the 19th century, more women acquired rights to provide for themselves. The census in 1900 shows a large surplus of women, who found new ways of life and new professions. Marie Høeg, Bolette Berg, Louise Wold and Otilde Solum became photographers in Horten and Holmestrand. Both through their pictures and their lives, these women are testimonies to how Norway was changing.