DMH Spotlight - The First National Women's Conference 40th anniversary - its official photographer offers reflections and resources Back

Go to Diana Mara Henry main website:  GO to website about the 35th anniversary celebration in NYC


Diana Mara Henry's official conference pass as official photographer of the President's Commission on the Observance of International Women's Year Scroll down for the official document and her photographs in it.

Here is a frame of her photographing from the excellent PBS documentary made by KERA Tv in Houston by Susan Caudill:

A Question of Choices is available online at:

A conflicted history: Uses and abuses of writings and photographs of the First National Women's Conference. [*the name of the conference as given on the cover of The Spirit of Houston: The First National Women's Conference: An Official Report to the President, the Congress, and the People of the United States]

Read the complete panel decription here

Co-leaders Jo Freeman and Diana Mara Henry both documented the Conference, and lived it as delegate (Jo) and staff (Diana.) They last presented together at a conference that took place at Boston University, 2014: "A Revolutionary Moment--the Women's Liberation Movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s". Diana's exhibit of her offical photographs of the FNWC were shown in 2011 at the Woodrow WIlson International Center for Scholars at the behest of Marjorie Spruill when she was a fellow and Jo was a visiting scholar there.

They are joined by Janine Fondon, who is Chair of the Undergraduate Communications Department and Assistant Professor of Undergraduate Communications at Bay Path University and organized its On the Move Forum as its International Women's Day programming this year; noted Houston attorney Karen Tripp, who specializes in the defense of intellectual property rights; and E.R.A. McCarthey, who was born to a delegate right after the conference and visited the White House in March 1978, and whose name and historic photograph have encouraged her to take a successful path in establishing a communications empire and women's history museum.

Members of the panel will be able to answer from various points of view the questions participants may have as to fair use, copyright, respect for credit lines and caption material, and the photographer's and writer's role and responsibility in protecting the dignity of her subjects and the integrity and historicity of the image.

The government document is in the public domain but Diana Mara Henry's 86 photographs in it are copyrighted...Seeking a publisher to reprint it now! Email
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