The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women

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Diana Mara Henry

b. June 20, 1948

by JWA Staff
Our work to expand the Encyclopedia is ongoing. We are providing this brief biography for Diana Mara Henry until we are able to commission a full entry.

Photographer and educator Diana Mara Henry. Photo © Thomas Lee Jones.

Diana Mara Henry photographed some of the most important events in the women’s movement, including the iconic image of the march to the First National Women’s Conference in Houston. While studying at Radcliffe, Henry began working as a photographer for the Harvard Crimson, and worked at NBC News before becoming a freelance photographer. She photographed Elizabeth Holtzman’s campaigns for Congress and Congresswoman Bella Abzug’s campaign for the Senate. Abzug was so taken with her work that she made Henry the official photographer for the First National Women's Conference in 1977. Henry captured the historic march to the conference by running backward while shooting photos. Since 1985, she has written and lectured extensively on the Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camp. Henry has taught photography at several schools, such as the International Center of Photography in New York, and has exhibited at the Women’s Hall of Fame and the Overseas Press Club in New York, among others. She now publishes and exhibits her photographs online.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Diana Mara Henry." (Viewed on December 4, 2023) <>.


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