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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Louise Dahl-Wolfe

Dates:  1895, 19 November - 1989, 11 December
Born:  US, CA, Almeda
Died:  US, NJ, Allendale
Active:  US
Gender:  Female
 
  
American advertising and fashion photographer. From 1936-1958 she worked for ‘Harper‘s Bazaar‘

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General reading 
  
Mitchell, Margaretta K., 1979, Recollections: Ten Women of Photography, (New York: The Viking Press) [Exhibition catalogue, International Center of Photography, September 21 - November 4, 1979] [Δ
  
 
  
 
  
If you feel this list is missing a significant book or article please let me know - Alan - alan@luminous-lint.com
 
Portraits 
  
If you have a portrait of this photographer or know of the whereabouts of one we would be most grateful. 
  
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Family history 
  
If you are related to this photographer and interested in tracking down your extended family we can place a note here for you to help. It is free and you would be amazed who gets in touch. 
  
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Supplemental information

 

Louise Dahl-Wolfe

The following are useful starting points for further research:
  1. Hall-Duncan, Nancy. The History of Fashion Photography. New York: Alpine Book Company, 1979. (Biographical information)
  2. Rosenblum, Naomi. A World History of Photography. New York: Abbeville Press Publishers, 1997. (Biographical information)
  3. The Art of William Edmondson. Jackson, Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi, 1999, 3-14. (Very helpful for her non-fashion photography and compares her to Edward Weston)
  4. Booth, Pat ed. Master Photographers: The World’s Great Photographers on their Art and Technique. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc.,1983. (Q & A interview)
  5. Edwards, Jennifer. “Louise Dahl-Wolfe.” Original Sources: Art and Archives at the Center for Creative Photography. Ed. by Amy Rule and Nancy Soloman. Tucson, Arizona: Center for creative Photography, 2002, 79-84. (Biographical information and details on her archives)
{Kindly contributed by Nicole Garvin.] 
  
 

Internet biographies

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Wikipedia has a biography of this photographer.Show on this siteGo to website
Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
Grove Art Online (www.groveart.com) has a biography of this artist. 
[NOTE: This is a subscription service and you will need to pay an annual fee to access the content.]
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Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

 
• Auer, Michele & Michel 1985 Encyclopedie Internationale Des Photographes de 1839 a Nos Jours / Photographers Encylopaedia International 1839 to the present (Hermance, Editions Camera Obscura) 2 volumes [A classic reference work for biographical information on photographers.] 
  
• Capa, Cornell (ed.) 1984 The International Center of Photography: Encyclopedia of Photography (New York, Crown Publishers, Inc. - A Pound Press Book) p.132 
  
• Evans, Martin Marix (Executive ed.) 1995 Contemporary Photographers [Third Edition] (St. James Press - An International Thomson Publishing Company) [Expensive reference work but highly informative.] 
  
• International Center of Photography 1999 Reflections in a Glass Eye: Works from the International Center of Photography Collection (New York: A Bulfinch Press Book) p.213 [Includes a well written short biography on Louise Dahl-Wolfe with example plate(s) earlier in book.] 
  
• Lenman, Robin (ed.) 2005 The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (Oxford: Oxford University Press)  [Includes a short biography on Louise Dahl-Wolfe.] 
  
• Witkin, Lee D. and Barbara London 1979 The Photograph Collector’s Guide (London: Secker and Warburg) p.118-119 [Long out of print but an essential reference work - the good news is that a new edition is in preparation.] 
  
 

Useful printed stuff

If there is an analysis of a single photograph or a useful self portrait I will highlight it here.

 
• Bauret, Gabriel (ed. and text) 2001 Color Photography (New York: Assouline) [Includes example color photographs by Louise Dahl-Wolfe] 
  
• Sobieszek, Robert A. and Deborah Irmas 1994 the camera i: Photographic Self-Portraits (Los Angeles: LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art) p.213, Plate 57 [When the Audrey and Sydney Irmas collection was donated to LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1992 the museum gained a remarkable collection of self portraits of notable photographers. If you need a portrait of Louise Dahl-Wolfe this is a useful starting point.] 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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