Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ruth Robertson

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ruth Robertson

Ruth Robertson was an American photojournalist and an explorer. Born in 1905, she started in 1939 at The Journal Star where she was the first female photographer. After convincing the editor to try something new, Ruth's creation, Peoria and Her People, quickly gained popularity, and established her credentials as a writer and photographer. Constantly searching for [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Lisette Model

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Lisette Model

"Photography is the easiest art, which perhaps makes it the hardest" - Lisette Model Lisette Model was born in Vienna, where she studied piano and compositional theory with Arnold Schönberg before moving to Paris. She discontinued her musical career in 1933, and discovered photography through her sister Olga and her friend Rogi André, André Kertész's [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Alice Auteen

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Alice Auteen

Alice Austen was an American photographer born the 17th of March, 1866. Austen became interested in photography when her uncle, Oswald Müller, brought home a camera around 1876. Alice's uncle Peter Townsend Austen was a chemistry professor at Rutgers who taught her photographic processing. Peter and Oswald converted a closet on the second floor into Alice's [...]

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, [...]