Limited Edition Portfolio  |  The Birthday Club  |  Six Yale Women Artists

The Birthday Club portfolio was published in 2019 in a limited edition of 6.  Each 16 x 20” photograph was printed and signed by the artist in 2019, with the exception of Jennette William’s image, which was printed by The Birthday Club.  The museum quality box was produced by Culpeck & Clark, Ltd.  Folio Gallery Below—Photographs in order of appearanceAnn Burke Daly; Laura Letinsky; Marion Belanger; Jennette Williams; Tanya Marcuse; Mary Berridge. Title page photo by Marion Belanger, Title page quote by Jennette Williams.

The Birthday Club 2019 Portfolio | Yale women artists in order of appearance: Ann Burke Daly, Laura Letinsky, Marion Belanger, Jennette Williams (1952-2017), Tanya Marcuse, and Mary Berridge.
Title page quote by Jennette Williams and photograph by Marion Belanger of the group in an editing session
Ann Burke Daly, from Anti-Monuments, Versailles
Laura Letinsky
Marion Belanger
Jennette Williams
Tanya Marcuse
Mary Berridge

The Birthday Club 2019 Portfolio | Yale women artists in order of appearance: Ann Burke Daly, Laura Letinsky, Marion Belanger, Jennette Williams (1952-2017), Tanya Marcuse, and Mary Berridge. Title page quote by Jennette Williams and photograph by Marion Belanger of the group in an editing session Ann Burke Daly, from Anti-Monuments, Versailles Laura Letinsky Marion Belanger Jennette Williams Tanya Marcuse Mary Berridge

The Birthday Club —
Thirty years of dialogue, feedback, friendship, and over 150 photographs gifted to one another.

Since meeting at the Yale MFA program in the late 1980s, we—Marion Belanger, Mary Berridge, Ann Burke Daly, Laura Letinsky, Tanya Marcuse, and Jennette Williams (1952-2017)—have been meeting to discuss work in progress and to celebrate milestones. By 1995, a tradition arose of giving photographs from current work to celebrate five-year birthdays. This tradition and our ongoing dialogue have sustained us as artists and friends over thirty years, creating a visual record of our bond and our story. The photographs we exchanged trace the arc both of each artist’s work and of the medium’s evolution in the past thirty years, during  which photography rose to a dominant position in the art world, shifting from analogue to digital, from a basis in fact to assumed fictionality, and from object to Instagram. 

"The Birthday Club – we created some kind of alternative to the old boys club." –Daly, 2019



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