LEGACY HEROINES

Heroines of the past who were active at some point between the mid-20th century and the early 21st century.

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Olive Cotton

Olive Cotton was one of the most important 20th century Australian modernist photographers. Based in Cowra, her pioneering work spanned the 1930s and 40s...

Cleo from 5 to 7 Agnès Varda

Agnès Varda

Agnès Varda is considered a forerunner of the French New Wave, exploring new approaches to editing, visual style and social and political engagement...

Ingeborg Strobl

Ingeborg Strobl

Austrian visual artist and photographer who focused primarily on conceptual art as a form of narrative expression....

Jo Spence 1989

Jo Spence

Over her long career, Jo Spence moved from capturing moments of domestic happiness in commercial photography to works that challenged capitalism and sexism,before focusing on questions of illness and healing as she battled with breast...

Mariana Yampolsky Payaso de Tlaxcala (Tlaxcala Clown), 1994

Mariana Yampolsky

Mariana Yampolsky is one of Mexico’s most influential and talented photographers. She created art is versatile and multifaceted...

Betti Mautner The estate of Betti Mautner courtesy of the Hyman Collection.

Betti Mautner

Betti Mautner was born in Vienna in 1892 when the role and significance of photography was being re-evaluated, being seen as an art form...

Inge Morath

Austrian photographer Inge Morath left Nazi Germany to America to become an editor and then as assistant to Henry Cartier-Bresson....

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