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Toni Frissell

March 10, 1907 - April 17, 1988


New York High-Fashion Photographer Toni Frissell (1907-1988) made her mark as one of the first photographers to capture women in both wartime and high fashion settings. She began her career as a fashion photographer for Vogue, excited by the opportunity to capture unique angles and viewpoints. Her bold creativity is clearly displayed through the unusual perspective she captured in one of her most popular photographs, Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida.

While her talent for high fashion photography was undeniable, she soon found herself restless to engage with the political turmoil active during the time. Frissell became the official photographer for the American Red Cross and the Women’s Army Corps during World War II. Her work during this time became legendary, as it majoritively captured the wartime services provided by women. Frissell’s work has been praised for both its revolutionary use of perspectives and its authentic representation of women during this time period.

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