Thursday, 19 May 2011
nina leen as subject
nina leen, is obviously one of my favorite photographers featured amongst the life archives that i scour & post. i am fascinated by these portraits of nina leen (& her rolleiflex camera), all from 1945, taken by her husband, serge balkin also a photographer. nina was one of the very first female photographers for life magazine.
some related posts from this blog all by nina leen , girls on bicylces, stephens college girls, unsettling (initiation, college life, ect) & slacks.
nina leen, is known for this group portrait (below) of the american abstract expressionists in 1950, also note, that in thsi group hedde sterne is the only female member of "the Irascibles".