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Berenice Abbott


1898 - 1991 Ohio

A master image maker for over 60 years, Berenice Abott ha the unique ability of create consistently strong photographs from several dispare realms of experience from portraits to cityspaces, to the world of science. - Commercegraphics

Berenice Abbott is remembered as one of the most independent, determined and respected photographers of the twentieth century. - International Photography Hall of Fame

Berenice Abbott was one of the tiny horde of Midwestern Yankee Americans who in the 1920's temporarily reversed the Course of Empire, and transferred the center of American cultural life to Paris. -  Atget Photography


Berenice Abbott (July 17, 1898 – December 9, 1991),née 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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