Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Madame Yevonde

Madame Yevonde was an English photographer born on the 5th January 1893 in Streatham, South London. Educated in liberal schools in the UK, France and Belgium, she joined the suffragette movement in 1910. Upon leaving school, she returned to the family home in Bromley, Kent and became active in suffragette activities, but realising that she was [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Germaine Krull

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Germaine Krull

  Germaine Krull (29 November 1897 – 31 July 1985), was a great modernist photographer, activist, inveterate traveller and hotelier Germaine Krull. Germaine was born born in Wilda-Poznań, East Prussia 29 November 1897. It was then in Germany and is now Poznań, Poland. Her nationality has been categorised as German, Polish, French, and Dutch, but [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Adelaide Hanscom Leeson

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Adelaide Hanscom Leeson

The American photographer and artist Adelaide Hanscom Leeson was born 25 November 1875. Adelaide began her career in the “traditional arts” and in the 1890s studied painting with local artists and design at the University of California. Between 1892 and 1900 she contributed her still lifes in pastel, crayon, oil and watercolours to the exhibits [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Gisèle Freund

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Gisèle Freund

Gisèle Freund was a German-born French photographer and photojournalist, born in Schöneberg District, Berlin famous for her documentary photography and portraits of writers and artists. In 1931, Freund studied sociology and art history at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Breisgau, Germany. From 1932-33 she studied at the Institute for Social, Sciences, University of Frankfurt under Theodor W. Adorno, [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Jessie Tarbox Beals

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Jessie Tarbox Beals

Jessie Tarbox Beals was an American photographer who was one of the first women in the United States to have a career as a photojournalist. Born 23 December 1870 in in Hamilton, Ontario,Jessie Tarbox Beals first trained as a teacher. She subsequently moved to Williamsburg, Massachusetts, at age 18 to make her living as a [...]