Nina Leen born in Russia (probably between 1909 and 1914 although she kept her age a secret), Leen studied painting in Berlin. Before she emigrated to the United States in 1939, she had also lived in Italy and Switzerland. A self-taught photographer, the first photographs to be published in Life in April 1940 were of tortoises at the Bronx Zoo, taken with her Rolleiflex camera. (died January 1, 1995)
40 Portraits de femmes qui ont fait changer le cours de l'histoire pour toujours
40 Portraits de femmes qui ont fait changer le cours de l'histoire pour toujours : Photo d'une guerrière samouraï ( Fin du XIXème siècle). Photographie d’une femme japonaise en tenue de Samouraï. Vision extrêmement rare dans le vieux japon patriarcal.
LIFE photographer Margaret Bourke-White on assignment during the Korean War, 1951