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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Khadija Saye

Known as Ya-Haddy Sisi Saye, Khadija was a Gambian-British photographer, celebrated for her extraordinary photographs during her short life, which ended, at the age of 24, in the Grenfell fire of 2017....

Lee Miller

Lee Miller Profile

From model and muse to ground-breaking modern artist, Lee Miller’s biography at times overwhelms her aesthetic achievement....

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...

Martine Franck

Martine Franck was a Belgian-born/British documentary and portrait photographer who was a member of Magnum Photos for over 32 years...

Mary Ellen Mark

Mary Ellen Mark

Mary Ellen Mark was a highly esteemed and accredited photographer with a specific interest in capturing 1960s counterculture...

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...

polixeni Papapetrou

Polixeni Papapetrou

Polixeni Papapetrou (1960-2018) was an Australian photographer most recognized for her work on historical and contemporary culture....

Rose Mandel

Rose Mandel

The work of Rose Mandel shows a variety of dreamlike, symbolistic and abstract expressionistic images, charged with subtle meanings...