HISTORICAL HEROINES

Friedl Dicker-Brandeis

Friedl Dicker-Brandeis

The Bauhaus-trained Austrian designer and artist who was killed in the Holocaust has recently become better known for her painting and art therapy than photography. But in the early 30’s she produced powerful anti-fascist photomontages...

Gerda Taro - Crowd at Morgue in Valencia

Gerda Taro

Gerda Taro has both the distinction of being one of the first female war photographers, and the first to die in the line of work as in 1937....

Germaine Krull

Germaine Krull was the groundbreaking photographer who influential surrealist Man Ray named his artistic equal...

Gisèle Freund

From assignments for Life and Time Magazine, Gisèle Freund is most well-known for her candid portraits of literary greats and artists...

Hannah Höch

Hannah Höch

From being the only woman associated with the Berlin Dada movement to evolving her craft for more than half a decade, Hannah Höch created photomontages that commented on politics, gender roles and popular culture....

Hansel Mieth

Hansel Mieth

Hansel Mieth was a German-born photojournalist, most notable for capturing the dire conditions of working-class Americans in the 1930s and 1940s...

Harriet Tytler

A true pioneer of photographic practices in the 1800s, she created over 300 photographs in collaboration with her husband....

Helen Levitt

One of America’s foremost street photographers, Helen Levitt captured the energy of the streets of Spanish Harlem, Brooklyn and the Bronx through her candid, quirkily framed shots of children at play....