Berenice Abbott*

24.08.2011 in11:54 in Documentary, Street Photographer -->


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1898 Born July 17 in Springfield, Ohio.

Berenice Abbott was born in Springford, Ohio, in 1898. After graduating from Ohio State University she moved to New York to study journalism, but eventually decided to focus on sculpture and painting. In 1921 she moved to Paris, returning to the United States in 1929 to embark on a project photographing New York. These photographs first appeared in the exhibition Changing New York at the Museum of the City in 1937. A book Changing New York was published in 1939.Abbott also published a Guide to Better Photography (1941), and in the late 1950s began to take photographs illustrating the laws of physics. Berenice Abbott died in Monson, Maine, in 1991.