Bettye Lane

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Bettye Lane (September 19, 1930, Boston – September 19, 2012, Manhattan) was an American photojournalist who was known for photographs which documented major events within the feminist movement, the civil rights movement, and the gay rights movement within the United States. She joined CBS Television in 1960, and from 1962–1964 she was with the Saturday Evening Post.[1] Her work has been published in The National Observer, Time, Life, and the Associated Press.

Her work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution and some of her photographs are part of the permanent collection at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Her work is also part of the collections of the New York Public Library and the libraries at Harvard University and Duke University. Her photographs have also been utilized in numerous documentary films and published books.

Lane died on her 82nd birthday.[2]


  1. ^ "Inventory of the Bettye Lane Photographs". Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Duke University. 
  2. ^ Leslie Kaufman (September 21, 2012). "Bettye Lane Dies at 82; Photographer of Protests and Causes". The New York Times. 

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