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What Women Can Do With A Camera

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Maddie Ball

on 3 November 2015

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What Women Can Do With A Camera
Early women photographers helped impact what is todays photography. Whether it is a tiny footstep, a major accomplishment, or the beginning of something new.

Zaida Ben-Yusuf
(1896-1902)
The leader of photographic portraiture of the turn-of-the-centruy in New York. Her work was untraditional which made her contemporaries intrigued and uncomfortable. Unlike most photographers during this time, she did not go to an art school and was a self taught photographer.

Frances Benjamin Johnston
(1884-1940)
She is one of the first women to attain prominence as a photographer and one who achieved distinction on behalf of her gender and her photography. Due to her family's social position, she was able to have access to the political figures and the first lady of Washington DC. She was photographing politicians to mine workers, socialites to factory women, public institutions to humble cottages. She was, also, one of the first female photographers to make a living.

Gertrude Kasebier
(1896-1912)
One of the best known photographers in the United States at the time. Started out taking images of motherhood and childhood. She then got involved with the Pictorialism and the Photo-Secession movement. Being involved with this movements, her work became more of the artistic and fine arts instead of the photojournalism aspect.
The Odor Of Pomegranates
1899
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