CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 1/20/2021
Today, we congratulate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, forty-sixth President and Vice President of the United States! It's an historic day for so many reasons—one that comes honestly, through the herculean efforts not only of the millions of voters and advocates who braved shocking hostility and the threat of sickness or other physical harm, or the men and women of Congress who oversaw the process, or the judges who ruled on its legality. This day is historic in particular because it is the day that America inaugurates its first woman Vice President—who is also our first Vice President of Black or South Asian descent. In honor of the highest-ranking female elected official in American history, we are pleased to feature this 1931 collage by ringl + pit from The New Woman Behind the Camera.
ringl + pit (Grete Stern, Ellen Auerbach), foldout collage of gelatin silver photographs, twisted string, transparent and opaque watercolor, pen and black ink, with graphite underdrawing, from Die Ringlpitis, 1931, bound volume, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Alfred H. Moses and Fern M. Schad Fund.