Anne Noggle, Vertical Stance

Anne Noggle, Vertical Stance, 1979

Anne Noggle
1922 Evanston, Illinois−2005 Albuquerque, New Mexico
Vertical Stance (from the series: Earthbound)
Chromogenic print
18 ¾ x 14 ¼ in.
Albuquerque Museum, gift of Anne Noggle, PC1993.35.26
photo by David Nufer

Vertical Stance shows photographer Judith Golden standing at the old National Atomic Museum wearing a pair of turquoise boots. The rocket missile in the background serves as Anne Noggle’s feminist commentary about guided missiles as metaphors for implements of war, power, and masculinity.

Noggle flew bombers to Europe during World War II with the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) and is known for self-portraits taken in the air from her pilot’s seat.