Blogging from A to Z Challenge: W is for…Margaret Watkins (#AtoZChallenge)

Welcome to my April 2020 Great and Powerful Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

Margaret Watkins (1884–1969) was a Canadian photographer who was “a photographer of portraits and landscapes, still lifes, street scenes and works of early advertising and commercial designs. ” (https://www.gallery.ca/collection/artist/margaret-watkins).  “She lived a life of rebellion, rejection of tradition, and individual heroism; she never married, she was a successful career woman in a time when women stayed at home, and she exhibited eroticism and feminism in her art and writing.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Watkins)

I love the photos I have seen of hers – her most famous image is The Kitchen Sink, literally just that.  Reminds you that anything is fair game in photography – which is great, given that for the past month or two, photography at home has become all the rage!  And now, here are a couple of her works in the public domain:

The Kitchen Sink

Margaret Watkins, self portrait

Resources:

Margaret Watkins at Wikipedia

Margaret Watkins at the National Gallery of Canada

The Kitchen Sink by Margaret Watkins

Seduced by Modernity: The Photography of Margaret Watkins

Margaret Watkins at ArtNet

Thanks for visiting my 2020 A to Z Challenge – Letter W.  You can find links to more blogs participating in this challenge at A to Z 2020 Challenge Master List (Google Docs).

Posted on April 27, 2020, in A to Z Challenge, photography, Photos I took, Writing and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. I try to take pictures like the kitchen sink one, but they rarely come out the way they look in my eye. I need to further study the techniques of the greats.

  2. Glad to see Margaret Watkins here.

  3. Sometimes simple photos can be quite powerful. Weekends In Maine

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