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Photography

Aenne Biermann

In her short life, self-taught photographer Aenne Biermann made a profound impact on the arts as a major proponent of “new objectivity,” a rejection of romantic idealism in favor of practical engagement with the world.

Aenne Biermann Self-Portrait, 1928

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Self-portrait of photographer Aenne Biermann, 1928.

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Self-portrait of photographer Aenne Biermann, 1928.

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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Tatjana Barbakoff

The daughter of a Chinese mother and a Russian Jewish father, Tatjana Barbakoff used her mixed heritage as inspiration for stunning and innovative dance performances.

Sally Fox

Driven to document the real lives of women often ignored by male writers and historians, Sally Fox used photographs, paintings, and political cartoons to reveal the history of women at work and at play.

Alice Schalek

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Photojournalist and travel writer, Alice Schalek.

Courtesy of the Leo Baeck Institute.

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Photojournalist and travel writer, Alice Schalek.

Courtesy of the Leo Baeck Institute.

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Doris May Ulmann

Trained to think of photography as an art form on par with painting, Doris May Ulmann captured both the celebrities of her day and the rural poor of Appalachia with what the New York Times described as “haunting power.”

"Old Woman in Sunbonnet, No. 2" by Doris May Ulmann

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A photograph of an Appalachian woman, titled Old woman in sunbonnet, no. 2 by photographer, co-founder of the Pictorial Photographers of America, and philanthropist, Doris May Ulmann (1882–1934).

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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A photograph of an Appalachian woman, titled Old woman in sunbonnet, no. 2 by photographer, co-founder of the Pictorial Photographers of America, and philanthropist, Doris May Ulmann (1882–1934).

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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Barbara Kruger Art Installation at the Australian Center for Contemporary Art

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Barbara Kruger's work at the Australian Center for Contemporary Art.

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Barbara Kruger's work at the Australian Center for Contemporary Art.

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"Lotte Jacobi," by Marion Beckers and Elisabeth Moortgat

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A retrospective of Lotte Jacobi by Marion Beckers and Elisabeth Moortgat.
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A retrospective of Lotte Jacobi by Marion Beckers and Elisabeth Moortgat.

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Alice Schalek

Alice Schalek made a name for herself as Austria’s first female war photographer during WWI and went on to a stunning career as a photojournalist and travel writer.

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