Berenice Abbot ,behind a view-camera,early 1900’s. Berenice Abbott (July 17, 1898, Springfield, Ohio – December 9, 1991 Monson, Maine), was an American photographer best known for her black-and-white photography of New York City architecture and urban design of the 1930s.Her work has provided a historical chronicle of many now-destroyed buildings and neighborhoods of Manhattan.Abbott first became involved with photography in 1923, when Man Ray hired her as a darkroom assistant
Eugene Atget. Photo by Berenice Abbott. What a lovely photo of someone who worked until the end of his life. Just his posture shows the wear and tear on a man who went out each day with his camera. He documented a Paris that almost no longer exists.