Berenice Abbott, Photographer: An Independent Vision

Berenice Abbott, Photographer: An Independent Vision

by George Sullivan


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One theme repeatedly crops up in the life and career of Berenice Abbott: her refusal to be defined by other people’s expectations. Spurning traditional roles for women of her era, she lived a bohemian life among other artists in New York’s Greenwich Village and Paris, and embarked upon a career in what was then a male-dominated field. Decades later, her photographs are celebrated as some of the most authentic images of a city ever captured on film, and she is remembered not only as a master American photographer but also as a teacher, writer, inventor, and photographic archivist.

Veteran nonfiction writer George Sullivan draws on his vast knowledge of the photographic world to chronicle Berenice Abbott’s life and career, and to present a fascinating social portrait of the artistic community of New York in the early half of the 20th century. Interviews with her contemporaries and high- quality reproductions of some of her most famous photographs provide an illuminating image of this determined, spirited woman who changed the face of American photography. Bibliography, index.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618440269
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 06/12/2006
Edition description: None
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.66(d)
Lexile: 1050L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

George Sullivan is a best-selling nonfiction author with more than 100 books to his credit, including highly accoladed Berenice Abbott, Photographer. He lives in New York City.

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