Marjory Collins (c. 1943)
|Alma mater||Antioch University (San Francisco)|
The daughter of writer Frederick Lewis Collins, Marjory grew up at Scarsdale in New York City. Between 1935 and 1940, she studied informally with Ralph Steiner and attended Photo League events. Her work as a documentary photographer was taken up by major agencies. As a result of a contribution for U.S. Camera and Travel about Hoboken, New Jersey, she was invited to work for the Foreign Service of the United States Office of War Information. She completed some 50 assignments there with stories about the American way of life and support for the war effort. In line with new emphasis on multiculturalism, she contributed to photographic coverage of African Americans as well as citizens of Czech, German, Italian and Jewish origin.
In 1944, Collins worked freelance for a construction company in Alaska before travelling to Africa and Europe on government and commercial assignments. Thereafter she worked mainly as an editor and a writer covering civil rights, the Vietnam War and women's movements. In the 1960s, she edited American Journal of Public Health.
New York, N.Y. Children's Colony, German refugee child, reading a Superman comic book
200 high school students chosen for their intellectual alertness visited Washington for a week
Children waiting in line to buy defense stamps at public school from mothers who volunteer to guard doorways and perform other duties in schools
- Beverly W. Brannan, "Marjory Collins (1912-1985): Biographical Essay", The Library of Congress. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
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