Famous Female Photographers
The art of photography can be used to document, inspire, rally for change or make a statement of a more personal nature. These female photographers created portfolios that accomplished all of the above—from Diane Arbus's black-and-white New York scenes to Dorothea Lange's iconic Depression-era image of the "Migrant Mother," to Cindy Sherman's bizarre, stereotype-challenging self-portraits.
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Featured Female Photographers
Did you know that Linda McCartney was a celebrated rock photographer before meeting Paul McCartney at a Beatles photo shoot? And that Annie Leibovitz shot her iconic John Lennon-Yoko Ono cover for Rolling Stone just hours before Lennon's murder? Learn more as you browse bios of female photographers from the creation of the technology to the present day.
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