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Berenice Abbott
1898–1991

Introduction

Berenice Alice Abbott (July 17, 1898 – December 9, 1991) was an American photographer best known for her portraits of cultural figures of the interwar period, New York City photographs of architecture and urban design of the 1930s, and science interpretation of the 1940s to the 1960s.

Wikidata identifier

Q231861

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Introduction

Abbott worked in Paris as a darkroom assistant to American Surrealist photographer Man Ray in 1923. Although she is responsible for bringing international recognition to the work of French photographer Eugène Atget, she is best known for her black and white photographs of New York in transition in the 1930s.

Country of birth

United States

Roles

Artist, lecturer, photographer

ULAN identifier

500020631

Names

Berenice Abbott, Berenice Abbot, Bernice Abbott

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