24 April 2012

The Artist, Toni Frissel

Here are faces that I have found memorable. If they are not all as happy as kings, it is because in this imperfect world and these hazardous times, the camera's eye, like the eye of a child, often sees true. ―Toni Frissell
Frissel, the eminent American photo-journalist and Vogue's first female staff photographer. Frissel began her professional career as a fashion photographer for Vogue from 1931 - 1942 and Harper's Bazaar from 1941 - 1950. My sister kindly pointed out over tea this morning that Toni Frissel also volunteered with the American Red Cross, and that in 1953 she became Sports Illustrated first female staff member. For those interested. Read more on Toni Frissell HERE. Image by Toni Frissel.

8 comments:

  1. Great picture, so dramatic and so real - we could be in it ;)

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  2. I love her! I have a photo of hers that's in my file, waiting to be blogged about. It's one of my most favorite photos, ever.

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  3. I am still annoyed that I missed this movie in the theatre! I am eagerly waiting for it to come out in DVD!

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  4. ... and I'm calling myself photographer?!? I had never heard of her, but read up on her immediately. What a great person! xoxo

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  5. Thank you for the introduction, I had no idea. She broke the glass ceiling so many times and over in her career!

    ∞ © tanvii.com ∞

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  6. Just read the Wiki page of Ms. Frissel...Barbara, thank you for introducing me to such an interesting character.

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  7. Amazing indeed, I love her.

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