In this week’s Visual Voices Trading Card, WomanScape brings together the voices of American Gertrude Kasebier and Leymah Gbowe, a Liberian peace activist. Gbowe lead the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace, helping to end the second Liberian Civil War in 2003.
Gertrude Kasebier was the Annie Lebovitz of her time. As one of very few female photographers at the turn of the 20th century, she was a celebrated artist photographing famous artists and other people. She was inducted into the Photographers Hall of Fame in Philadelphia, and her “Blessed Art Thou” photograph went on to become a U.S. postal stamp in 2012.