Josephine Sacabo

(1944– )

Texas native Josephine Sacabo's acclaim for intimate, stylized photography is evident in this 1990 gelatin silver print, "Une Femme Habitee." Learn more »

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Known for her intimate, stylized photography, Josephine Sacabo principally has lived in New Orleans, citing the city’s unique ambiance as a muse. Sacabo studied theater at Bard College and worked in the European stage extensively before returning to the South, taking up residence in New Orleans in 1973. Sacabo’s early work followed the photojournalistic tradition of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank, but her artistic development was soon deepened by an altogether different medium—poetry. Citing Rainer Maria Rilke, Charles Baudelaire, Stéphane Mallarmé, and Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz as influences, Sacabo’s work has taken a dreamlike, mystical turn, further enhanced by her own customized printing process.

 

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Staff of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. "Josephine Sacabo." In KnowLA Encyclopedia of Louisiana, edited by David Johnson. Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, 2010–. Article published September 12, 2012. http://www.knowla.org/entry/1347/&view=summary.

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Staff of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. "Josephine Sacabo." KnowLA Encyclopedia of Louisiana. Ed. David Johnson. Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, 12 Sept 2012. Web. 21 Jan. 2017.

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