Jacqueline Livingston

Jacqueline Livingston

Jacqueline Livingston

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Jacqueline Louise Livingston (born 1943) is an American photographer known for her work exploring woman's role as artist and person and investigating the boundaries of intimacy and propriety.

Life and career

Born Jaqueline Louise Barrett in Phoenix, Arizona in August 1943, raised in Chandler, Arizona and schooled at Arizona State University, she and her then husband, John Livingston, organized Students for a Democratic Society on the ASU campus in the mid-1960s, spearheading the major SDS activities of civil rights demonstrations, education about corrupt government practices, and protests against the war in Vietnam. (reference Jacqueline Livingston, March 22, 2009)

In the mid-1970s, Livingston began exploring male sexuality in her work as "a way to overcome the distance she felt from the male body." She was a photography and art professor at Cornell University until she was fired by the university in the summer of 1978 because of publicity over a series of photographs of her son in nude and masturbatory poses.Ray B. Browne, Forbidden Fruits: Taboos and Tabooism in Culture, Popular Press, 1984, p115. ISBN 087972255XPaula Rabinowitz, Black & White & Noir: America's Pulp Modernism, Columbia University Press, 2002, p240. ISBN 023111480X Upon inquiring as to the cause of her (illegal) firing, Livingston reported she was supposedly told by the chair of the art faculty, "You can't be a feminist and expect to be...
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