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Photography

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.

Gail Rubin

Gail Rubin found her life’s passion as a photographer, documenting the beauty of Israel’s ecosystems.

Doris Rosenthal

Doris Rosenthal’s artwork, inspired by her travels around the world, forged links between cultures and brought new aesthetics to design.

Rebecca Lepkoff, 1916 - 2014

I always thought I would meet women like Rebecca Lepkoff when I moved to NYC in 1980, but it wasn’t until 1992 that our paths crossed. I was working at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum at the time, fascinated by the Lower East Side and its hold on the historical imagination of New Yorkers and Americans. Susan Fleminger of the Henry Street Settlement knew Rebecca and thought we would get along famously, and she was absolutely right. Rebecca’s photographs covered the exact time period of my work. I fell in love with her photographs and we became friends.

Optimo, by Rebecca Lepkoff

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Optimo, by Rebecca Lepkoff.
Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, copyright the estate of Rebecca Lepkoff.
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Optimo, by Rebecca Lepkoff.

Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, copyright the estate of Rebecca Lepkoff.

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Street Vendor, by Rebecca Lepkoff

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Street Vendor, by Rebecca Lepkoff.
Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, copyright the estate of Rebecca Lepkoff.
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Street Vendor, by Rebecca Lepkoff.

Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, copyright the estate of Rebecca Lepkoff.

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Morning Pedestrian, by Rebecca Lepkoff

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Morning Pedestrian, by Rebecca Lepkoff.
Courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, copyright the estate of Rebecca Lepkoff.
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Morning Pedestrian, by Rebecca Lepkoff.

Courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, copyright the estate of Rebecca Lepkoff.

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Rebecca Lepkoff

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Photographer Rebecca Lepkoff.
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Photographer Rebecca Lepkoff.

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Deb Perelman

Resisting trends towards fussy recipes with complicated instructions and esoteric ingredients, Deb Perelman focused her Smitten Kitchen food blog on “foolproof” recipes that incorporated feedback from online commenters.

Barbara Kruger

Barbara Kruger used her classical training in design and her experience in the fashion industry to create conceptual art that pushed audiences to question assumptions about gender, violence, patriotism, and their relationship to the media.

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