HISTORICAL HEROINES

Self Portrait c. 1932 © Claude Cahun

Claude Cahun Mini-Blog

Claude Cahun considered themselves agender, stating, “Masculine? Feminine? It depends on the situation. Neuter is the only gender that always suits me.”...

Dora Maar

Dora Maar

Dora Maar (1907 – 1997) was an acclaimed painter, poet and photographer who was an integral figure in the Surrealist art movement...

Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange was able to run a successful portrait studio in San Francisco during the 1920s during the Great Depression....

E. Lennie

E. Lennie

E. Lennie is the acronym used by Eliza Lennie (1818 – unknown) who was a successful 19th century business owner and optician in Edinburgh, Scotland...

Edith Barakovich - Photograph of La Jana

Edith Barakovich

Serbian-born photographer whose work explored, and was influenced by, Vienna, the heart of the Austrian Empire and a prominent place within the world of art and fashion....

Edith Glogau

Edith Glogau (1898 – 1970) was a student of Madame D’Ora who opened her own Atelier Glogau in Vienna in 1925 when Madame D’Ora went to Paris....

Portrait of Elisabeth Meyer by Ernest Rude. Courtesy of Preus Museum

Elisabeth Meyer

Elisabeth Meyer (1899 – 1968) was an early Norwegian photojournalist of the 1920s and 30s who documented her daring trips to Iran and India, as well as the local Sami people of Finnmark in her native Norway....