Life and career
Fluent in Russian, English, French, German and Spanish she was one of four press photographers employed in New York at the Films and Visual Information Section of the United Nations Secretariat in its Department of Public Information (DPI), established in 1946. Her photographs were widely distributed in a variety of media in the form of press releases, posters and booklets, and as educational film strips (a mid-century multimedia format).
A mural print of her photograph of the United Nation General Assembly appeared as the largest image in Edward Steichen’s world-touring The Family of Man exhibition. A copy is held in the Madison Digital Image Database (MDID) collection of James Madison University and 1141 images by her can be accessed in the United Nations News and Media archive.
- see advertisement in Popular Photography, Jan. 1957, Vol. 40, No. 1, 47
- Bruce Downes ‘Photography at the United Nations’ in Popular Photography Jun 1947 Vol. 20, No. 6, 181
- Hurm, Gerd (2018) 'Reassessing Roland Barthes's Myth of The Family of Man' in Hurm, Gerd, (editor.); Reitz, Anke, (editor.); Zamir, Shamoon, (editor.) (2018), The family of man revisited : photography in a global age, London I.B.Tauris, ISBN 978-1-78672-297-3, 29, 102