The blogosphere is full of ‘best of’ lists and rankings. The blog is a perfect venue for this type of information. So I thought it would be nice to create a women in the history of photography list. I rarely read an interview where a photographer, male or female, cites a woman as an influence. The exceptions is perhaps Diane Arbus. And I have always found the sources on this subject rather limited. I like the idea of being able to see the range, and ability of female photographers from the advent of the art form.It is not in chronological order or by ranking per say, it is meant as a general source list. I discovered quite a lot of great work while putting it together.

I often wish I had more female mentorship and inspiration, but I guess it is out there if you are willing to look. So hopefully someone will find something or someone inspiring in the list. I am sure I have missed some artists, so feel free to email me your additions.

Julia Margaret Cameron

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Camille Silvy

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Clementina, Lady Hawarden

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Alice Austen

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Doris Ulmann

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Gertrude Kasebier

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Alice Boughton

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Eva Watson-Schutze

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Louise Deshong

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Laura Adams Armer

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Alice Lex-Neurlinger

Margrethe Mather

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Hannah Hoch

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Florence Henri

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Lucia Moholy

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Imogen Cunningham

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Tina Modotti

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Ilse Bing

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Bernice Abbott

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Margaret Bourke-White

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Marion Post Wolcott

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Dorothea Lange

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Helen Levitt

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Inge Morath

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Lotte Jacobi

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Barbara Morgan

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Carlotta Corporan

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Lillian Bassman

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Lisette Model

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Laura Gilpin

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Louise Dahl Wolfe

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Diane Arbus

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Thanks to Joerg Colberg, I somehow forget Lee Miller, and for suggesting,  Martine Franck and Ruth Bernhard

Ms. Miller

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Part Two – Coming Soon….

 

 

 

 

 

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