Abigail Heyman

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Abigail Heyman (August 1, 1942 - May 28, 2013) was an American feminist and photojournalist, known for her 1974 book, Growing Up Female: A Personal Photo-Journal.[1]

Heyman was born in Danbury, Connecticut, to real estate developer Lazarus Heyman and Annette Heyman. She attended Sarah Lawrence College, graduating in 1964, and embarked on a career as a photographer.[1] Her first photography exhibit was in 1972, and in 1974 she published the book that won her acclaim, Growing Up Female: A Personal Photo-Journal.[1] She soon after published another book, this time focusing on working women: Butcher, Baker, Cabinetmaker (1978).[1]

In the late 1970s Charles Harbutt invited Heyman to join Magnum Photos,[2] one of the first women to be so invited.[1] In 1981, Heyman, along with Harbutt, Mark Godfrey, Mary Ellen Mark, and Joan Liftin, co-founded Archive Pictures Inc., an international documentary photographers' cooperative.[2][3] In the 1990s, Heyman joined the International Center of Photography in Manhattan as director of the documentary and photojournalism department.[1]

She was married twice, and had one son, Lazar Bloch.[1]