Zaida Ben-Yusuf: New York Portrait Photographer (Hardback)

by Frank H. Goodyear

Format: Hardback 240 pages

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In the early twentieth century, Zaida Ben-Yusuf (1869-1933) was one of the busiest photographers in New York City, maintaining a fashionable studio on Fifth Avenue, exhibiting her distinctly modern portraits across America, Europe and Russia, and publishing work in many magazines. Her self-portraits also challenged traditional perceptions of female identity. This striking book celebrates Ben-Yusuf 's achievement, showcasing a significant selection of her elegant and compelling portraits featuring prominent artistic and political figures of the day, including Lincoln Steffens, Edith Wharton, Elsie de Wolfe and Robert Henri.

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