History of Photography

Introduction History of Photography (Encyclopaedia Britannica)

A World History of Photography (by Naomi Rosenblum)

The Story Behind the Pictures 1827-1991 (by Hans-Michael Koetzle)

Photographers' Dictionary
(based on "20th Century Photography - Museum Ludwig Cologne")



Photographers' Dictionary

(based on "20th Century Photography-Museum Ludwig Cologne")




Louise Dahl-Wolfe

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Louise Emma Augusta Dahl (November 19, 1895 in San Francisco, California December 11, 1989) was a photographer, known primarily for her work for Harper's Bazaar with fashion editor Diana Vreeland.
Born to Norwegian parents, Dahl-Wolfe was known for taking photographs outdoors, with natural light in distant locations from South America to Africa in what became known as "environmental" fashion photography. She married sculptor Meyer Wolfe, who constructed the backgrounds of many of her photos.
She preferred portraiture to fashion photography. Notable portraits include: Mae West, Cecil Beaton, Eudora Welty, W. H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood, Orson Welles, Carson McCullers, Edward Hopper, Colette and Josephine Baker. She is known for having "discovered" a teenage Lauren Bacall. She was a great influence on photographers Irving Penn and Richard Avedon. One of her assistants was Milton H. Greene.


The Covert Look, I949


Dior Ballgown
, 1950


Japanese Bath, 1954


Mary Jane Russell
, 1950


Jean Patchett in Grenada, 1953


Twins at the Beach,


Mary Jane Russell in a Balenciaga Gown With Cat, 1951


Mary Sykes in Puerto Rico, 1938


Diana Vreeland, 1942


Rubber Bathing Suit, 1940


California Desert, 1948


Luki in Balenciaga Coat, 1953


Natalie in Hammamet, 1950


Coco Chanel in her Apartment, 1954


Night Bathing, 1939


Suzy Parker in Balenciaga by the Seine, 1953


In Sarasota, 1947


Edith Sitwell, 1961


Barrington on Location at Frank Lloyd Wright's
Tallesen West, Phoenix, Arizona, Harper's Bazaar, January, 1942


Isamu Noguchi, New York, 1955


Orson Welles




Nude in Pool


Nude on Terrace


Dappled Nude


Liz Gibbons as Photographer, 1938


Coco Chanel, 1954


Carson McCullers
, 1940




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