Berenice Abbott (July 17, 1898 – December 9, 1991), born Bernice Abbott, was an American photographer best known for her black-and-white photography of New York City architecture and urban design of the 1930s.
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Abbott spanned the cultural worlds of both New York and Paris during the 20th century between the two World Wars. In her early career she assisted in the studio of the famous European photographer Man Ray, and later in her career focused on documenting the urban landscape of New York as it developed between the WPA Federal Art Project and the onset of the Great Depression. Her work was exhibited in a career retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.