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‘LIFE: Six Women Photographers’ Exhibition Opening Draws Enthusiastic Response

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Greenwich Historical Society members and special guests attended the opening preview and reception on March 5th to kick off LIFE: Six Women Photographers. The exhibition presents the work of six prominent women who helped create modern photojournalism through their iconic images on the pages of LIFE magazine. They skillfully captured events on a quickly evolving world stage which was integral to creating the vision for what LIFE founder and Editor-in-Chief Henry R. Luce, a long-time Greenwich resident, termed the ‘American Century’. On view through July 7, 2024, the exhibition presents more than 70 photographs by Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971), Marie Hansen (1918-1969), Martha Holmes (1923-2006), Lisa Larsen (ca. 1925-1959), Nina Leen (ca. 1909-1995) and Hansel Mieth (1909-1998).

LIFE: Six Women Photographers has been organized by the New-York Historical Society. The exhibition is curated by Marilyn Satin Kushner, curator and head, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections; and Sarah Gordon, curatorial scholar in women’s history, Center for Women’s History; with Erin Levitsky, Ryerson University; and William J. Simmons, Andrew Mellon Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Women’s History. The New-York Historical Society holds the research archive of Time Inc., which was acquired by the Meredith Corporation (now Dotdash Meredith Corp.) in 2018. 

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Photo credit: Big Picture Bob Capazzo

From left: Maggie Dimock, Susie Baker, First Selectman Fred Camillo, Dina Fleischmann, Dianne Niklaus, Kelsie Dalton