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Kristen Blush author photo by Sung Park.

The Revolution Is Female is a hardcover photography book by New York City photographer Kristen Blush. The book includes three years of documentary photography (2016-2018) as Blush captured Hillary Clinton’s historic presidential campaign and the rise of the current feminist movement.

The Revolution Is Female debuted in Brooklyn in December of 2017 as a 16-piece photography show. Following the success of the exhibition, Blush decided to expand her show into a 128 page book. She invited supporters to pre-order their copy, and when Hillary Clinton took notice of the project on Twitter, with two words, “Love this!”, Clinton rallied the support needed to create 800 first editions:

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From Blush’s perspective the book does not have an end. It has a beginning, middle, and then one more beginning—the beginning of a feminist future. She titled three sections of the book: I’m With Her, celebrating Hillary Clinton, her campaign, and her enthusiastic supporters, Resist, representing the fierce feminist movement that rose from the ashes of an illegitimate election, and Onward, marking the persistence and progress as resilient women in politics, healthcare, arts, finance, and beyond. She also included submissions and quotes from women in the movement, as well as featured an oil painting by artist, TL Duryea, from her daily political portrait project.

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Hillary Clinton and Kristen Blush with The Revolution Is Female on September 21, 2018
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Kristen Blush visits Shapco, Inc. in Minneapolis, MN, during the pressing of her book The Revolution Is Female. Photographed here is a sheet created from an 8-color press including the title and introduction pages. July 2018.
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Stacks of The Revolution Is Female at the book signing event in New York City. Photo by J. Kirby. August 15, 2018.

Limited copies are available and may be ordered here. The Library of Congress added a copy to their collection, as well as Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, Public Advocate Letitia James, and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton. 

“BLUSH’S BOOK IS FULL OF INSPIRATIONAL ACTIVISTS, ARTISTS, AND CHANGEMAKERS. IF YOU’RE FEELING AS EXHAUSTED AS WE ARE, IT MIGHT BE JUST WHAT YOU NEED TO REMEMBER HOW POWERFUL THE FEMINIST MOVEMENT IS TODAY.” —BUST MAGAZINE

 

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From I’m With Her: Hillary Clinton rallies at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on June 7, 2016.
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From Resist: A young activist attends the Women’s March in Washington D.C., January 21, 2017.
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From Onward: Artist and activist Gretchen Baer arrives at Studio Mariposa, a free art and music space that serves 100 kids a week living in Mexican border town, Naco. April 2018.
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Kristen Blush signs The Revolution Is Female at Jill Platner’s Soho showroom on August 15, 2018.