Meredith’s papers and images were acquired by the Radcliffe Institute’s Schlesinger Library in the spring of 2008 and document her career as artist, writer, filmmaker, community organizer, performance/installation artist, and, most comprehensively, photographer. Once processed, the Ann P. Meredith Papers will provide researchers with visual and textural documentation of a broad spectrum of women’s lives and women’s issues.
This powerful exhibition of the photographs of Ann P. Meredith is the inaugural exhibit in the gallery of the Radcliffe Institute’s newly renovated Byerly Hall. Meredith’s work has long focused on women and women’s issues. Since 1970, she has exhibited widely works that include “Relativity in the Eighties” (an exhibit about women and aging), “Don’t Call Me Honey” (women and work), “Number One Killer” (women with breast cancer), “Tall in the Saddle” (cowgirls and ranch women), “Strap 'Em Down!” (the world of drag kings), and “The Big Picture” (the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, 1995, Beijing, China). As founder and head of Swordfish Productions, Meredith continues to work nationally and internationally.