Barbara Mullen’s celebrated twenty-inch waist is at the center of Flat Hat Bare Back, which Bassman shot for Harper’s Bazaar in 1958. The formal, compositional elements of black-and-white fashion photography, which have since become Bassman’s...
Black-and-white photography; Gelatin silver print; Women photographers; Fashion
Ruth St. Denis in costume for a Japanese Dance of the Genroku Period. Though this image seems to be staged rather than taken from an actual performance, St. Denis did have a number of dances in which she wore Japanese Geisha costumes. The most...
While Lange considers her photographic work to be far removed from her film career, the pictures produced do have an appropriately cinematic quality to them. Her images of Mexico, demonstrated in Mexico (24) and Mexico (26) swell with a quiet...
Black-and-white photography;Dogs; Sky; Electric lines
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