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.

Visit's Women's History group to explore more biographies, photos and videos of some the world's most fascinating women.