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Berenice Abbott (July 17th, 1898 - December 9th, 1991) was a photographer known for her portraits of cultural and political figures during the time between wars along with architectural photographs and urban design photographs of the 1930’s. While in school, she studied theater, sculpture, photography, and writing. Abbott became well-known for her photography along with her writing in the early 1920’s. 


Some of her subject matter included French nationals, expatriates, and others like friends and family. In 1929, Abbott visited New York City and began photographing life in the City. My favorite body of work by Abbott is her self portraits. She has a very unique way at viewing herself and being able to capture that in such a delicate way that also shows her as such a strong woman.

All work courteous of Berenice Abbott.

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