Being from Buffalo, of course I love the Buffalo connection.
As some of the regular readers of Haddon Musings may have observed, I have of late developed a keen interest in photography. Well, of course, my curiosity led me to reading about women photographers and I was very happy to learn about Jessie who is considered the first woman photo journalist. I think you will enjoy reading her story.
|“Newspaper photography as a vocation for women is somewhat of an innovation, but is one that offers great inducements in the way of interest as well as profit. If one is the possessor of health and strength, a good news instinct . . . a fair photographic outfit, and the ability to hustle, which is the most necessary qualification, one can be a news photographer.”|
Jessie Tarbox Beals The Focus, St. Louis, Missouri, 1904
Jessie Tarbox Beals self portrait
(detail of Jessie T. Beals with John Burroughs),
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