Anne Noggle (1922–2005) was a portrait photographer whose unique vision has shaped the medium in ways that have yet to be adequately acknowledged. Her self-portraits, her portraits of old women, and her abiding interest in women in the military are like nothing else in the history of photography. Suffusing her photographs are her profound joie de vivre, humor, and defiant humanism. Portfolios of work selected by the Anne Noggle Foundation are joined with an essay discussing Noggle’s life and work by Lili Corbus and a foreword by cultural critic Lucy Lippard.
About the Author
Anne Noggle (1922–2005) served as a Woman Airforce Service Pilot during World War II and was captain in the US Air Force from 1953–59. Noggle’s interest in photography began at the age of 38 while studying art at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She later taught art and art history at the university as adjunct professor and curated photography exhibitions. She was the first photography curator at the New Mexico Museum of Art (formerly Museum of Fine Arts) in Santa Fe (1970–76). Noggle received international recognition and numerous awards for her own photographic work, including grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Her photography, including self-portraiture—often humorous and bizarre—focused on the aging process in women. Noggle died in Albuquerque at the age of 83.