Emma Barton (1872–1938) was an English Pictorialist portrait photographer active between 1899 and the end of WW1 and at the height of her fame she was the most published female photographer of her time.
In 1949 Jane Bown (1925–2014) began working for The Observer newspaper. It was a partnership that would last over 60 years and lead to her photographing the leading political, cultural and royal figures of the day.
In the first decades of the twentieth century, high-end portrait photography was dominated by women such as Anni Schulz (1897-1943) and Marianne Bergler (Blumberger) (1897-1980), Trude Neumann Geiringer (1890 – 1981) and Dora Horovitz (1894 – 1959).
The Irish-heiress turned mountaineering photographer, Elizabeth Le Blond (1860-1934) has not only been credited by being one of the first people to reach many European summits but also as one of the first female filmmakers.