Support for the Diana Mara Henry Digital project was generously provided by Women for UMass Amherst.

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Diana Mara Henry's photographs tell of a time when the changes affecting the nation were philosophical as well as personal. While Henry's photographs concentrate largely on the people behind those changes, it was the moments of reflection and deep breaths for air between major events that she recorded most effectively.

Widely known as the official photographer for the First National Women's Conference, held in Houston in 1977, Henry's varied career included work as a press photographer covering the Democratic National Conventions of 1972 and 1976 and as a recorder of the lives of a number of pioneering women in politics, including Bella Abzug, Shirley Chisholm, and Elizabeth Holtzman.

The 100 photographs selected for this exhibit reflect Henry's vision of caring and personal growth and the people she recorded who held the line and made the big picture possible. They are about the quiet moments of reflection and relationships between people that are true, honest, and real.

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An exhibit by Chuck Abel, SCUA, UMass Amherst Libraries