List of American women photographers

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This is a list of women photographers who were born in the United States or whose works are closely associated with that country.

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  • Catharine Weed Barnes (1851–1913), early female editor of photographic journals, strong supporter of women photographers
  • Tina Barney (born 1945), large-scale portraits of family and friends
  • Martine Barrat (date of birth unknown), see France
  • Ruth-Marion Baruch (1922–1997), series on the Black Panthers and the San Francisco Bay area
  • Lillian Bassman (1917–2012), early fashion photographer for Harper's Bazaar
  • Erica Baum (born 1961), New York photographer using printed paper and language as subject
  • Jessie Tarbox Beals (1870–1942), born in Canada, first published female photojournalist in the United States
  • Carol Beckwith (born 1945), photographer of the indigenous tribal cultures of Africa
  • Vanessa Beecroft (born 1969), see Italy
  • Zaida Ben-Yusuf (1869–1933), portraits of notable Americans at the turn of the 19th–20th century, portrait gallery in New York from 1897
  • Lynne Bentley-Kemp (born 1952), fine arts photographer, photography educator, and researcher
  • Berry Berenson (1948–2001), freelance photographer publishing in Life, Glamour, Vogue and Newsweek
  • Nina Berman (born 1960), documentary photographer, military focus
  • Ruth Bernhard (1905–2006), nude photography of women and commercial photography in Hollywood
  • Ania Bien (born 1946), Polish-American photographer now in Amsterdam, focus on discrimination and refugees
  • Joan E. Biren (born 1946), focus on lesbians and feminism
  • Nadine Blacklock (1953–1998), nature photographer around Lake Superior
  • Julie Blackmon (born 1966), children and family life
  • Andrea Blanch (born 1946), portraits of celebrities, especially Italian men
  • Lucienne Bloch (1909–1999), Swiss-born American artist and photographer, remembered for association with Diego Rivera
  • Gay Block (born 1942), portrait photographer of Jewish life in Texas, Miami Beach, and Christian Rescuers from WWII; has published several photobooks
  • Debra Bloomfield (born 1952), has worked in landscape since 1989; recent work has been described as "reflective activism"
  • Thérèse Bonney (1894–1978), photojournalist remembered for her images of the Russian-Finnish front in World War II
  • Alice Boughton (c. 1867 – 1943), theatrical portraits, worked with Gertrude Käsebier, member of the Photo-Secession movement
  • Margaret Bourke-White (1906–1971), first foreigner to photograph Soviet industry, first female war correspondent and first woman photographer for Life
  • Louise Arner Boyd (1887–1972), explorer who took hundreds of photographs of the Arctic, detailed photographic documentation of Poland in 1934
  • Louise Boyle (1910–2005), documented African-American farm workers in Arkansas during the Great Depression
  • Marilyn Bridges (born 1948), ancient sites around the world
  • Sheila Pree Bright (born 1967), fine art photographer
  • Anne Brigman (1869–1950), one of the original members of the Photo-Secession movement, images of nude women (including self-portraits) from 1900 to 1920
  • Charlotte Brooks (born 1918), photojournalist, staff photographer for Look
  • Ellen Brooks (born 1946), pro-filmic approach, often photographing through screens
  • Kate Brooks (born 1977), photojournalist specializing in the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Adrien Broom (born 1980), fashion and fine art photographer specializing in images of young women
  • Esther Bubley (1921–1998), expressive photos of ordinary people, later specializing in children in hospitals and other medical themes
  • Sonja Bullaty (1923–2000), photojournalist and landscape photographer
  • Elizabeth Buehrmann (c. 1886 – c. 1963), pioneer of home portraits
  • Shirley Burman (born 1934), women in railroad history
  • Eleanor Butler Alexander-Roosevelt (1888–1960), images of dignitaries, travel photos of Europe and Asia

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  • Louise Dahl-Wolfe (1895–1989), fashion photographer for Harper's Bazaar
  • Judy Dater (born 1941), best known for her book Imogen and Twinka about the photographer Imogen Cunningham
  • Diana Davies (born 1938), graphic artist and photojournalist
  • Lynn Davis (born 1944), large-scale black-and-white photographs specializing in monumental landscapes and architecture
  • Liliane de Cock (1939–2013), Belgian-American photographer, Guggenheim fellow
  • Mary Devens (1857–1920), prominent pictorial photographer of the early 20th century
  • Maggie Diaz (born 1925), see Australia
  • Jessica Dimmock (born 1978), documentary photographer, covered drug addicts in New York over eight years
  • Carolyn Drake (born 1971), documentary photographer, particularly of central Asia

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  • Susan Eakins (1851–1938), artist and photographer, wife of Thomas Eakins, maintained her own studio using photography as a basis for her art
  • Sarah J. Eddy (1851–1945), photographer of the 19th century early - 20th century, portraiture, home scenes, specialisez in animals (especially cats)
  • Sandra Eisert (born 1952), first White House picture editor in 1974
  • Cynthia Elbaum (1966–1994), photojournalist killed while working in Chechnya
  • Jill Enfield (born 1954), hand coloring artist best known for her work in alternative photographic processes
  • Marion Ettlinger (born 1949), author portraits for book jackets

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  • Lotte Jacobi (1896–1990), see Germany
  • Marcey Jacobson (1911–2009), indigenous peoples of southern Mexico
  • Belle Johnson (1864–1945), portraiture, including character studies, and photographs of animals (especially cats)
  • Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864–1952), early photojournalist, first woman to have a studio in Washington D.C., portraits of celebrities for magazines
  • Sarah Louise Judd (1802–1886), early photographer in Minnesota taking daguerrotypes in 1848

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  • Nelly's (1899–1998), see Greece
  • Bea Nettles (born 1948), alternative techniques
  • Liz Nielsen (active since 2002), traditional analogue photographer
  • Anne Noggle (1922–2005), a photographer after a career as an aviator, depicted the ageing process of women and as curator introduced other women photographers to the public
  • Dorothy Norman (1905–1997), amateur portrait photographer

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  • Catherine Opie (born 1961), addresses documentary photography, professor of photography at UCLA
  • Kei Orihara (born 1948), see Japan
  • Ruth Orkin (1921–1985), photojournalist contributing to Life, Look and Ladies' Home Journal, later teaching photography in New York City

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  • Maggie Taylor (born 1961), artistic digital imaging
  • Joyce Tenneson (born 1945), fine art photographer, often of nude or semi-nude women, with cover images on a range of periodicals including Time, Life, and Entertainment Weekly
  • Beatrice Tonnesen (1871–1958), early views of live models for advertising
  • Barbara Traub, street photography, landscapes, portraits
  • Mellon Tytell (born 1945), award-winning fashion and editorial photographer, did documentary series on Haiti and portraits of figures from the Beat Generation

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  • Yelena Yemchuk (born 1970), fashion, advertising and album photography, also videos

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References[edit]

  1. ^ John Leland. "Looking Like Lincoln". The New York Times.
  2. ^ a b "PAST SOC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS". SOC Awards. Retrieved 2018-03-16.