Berenice Alice Abbott (July 17, 1898-December 9, 1991) was an American photographer best known for her photographs of architecture and urban design of the 1930s, especially of NYC.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berenice_Abbott
New York City at Night by Berenice Abbott
1932 / Gelatin silver print / 13-1/2″x10 1/2″ / Various collections
Berenice Abbott on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/berenice-abbott/
Ruth Thorne-Thomsen (born May 13, 1943) is an American photographer best known for her constructed landscape photographs made with a cigar-box pinhole camera.
Biography on International Center of Photography:
Thunderhead by Ruth Thorne-Thomsen
1986 / Gelatin silver print / Image: 4-1/2″x3-3/4″ / Various collections, including Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Ruth Thorne-Thomsen on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/ruth-thorne-thomsen/
How to Make a Pinhole Camera: https://thebrooklynrefinery.com/how-to-make-a-pinhole-camera/
Eva Besnyő (April 29, 1910-December 12, 2003) was a Dutch-Hungarian photographer who participated in the Nieuwe Fotografie (New Photography) movement.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Besny%C3%B6
Boy With Cello, Balaton, Hungary by Eva Besnyö
1931 / Gelatin silver print / 16-3/4″x15-2/5″ / Various collections
Eva Besnyö on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/eva-besny%C3%B6/
Jan Groover (April 24, 1943-January 1, 2012) was an American photographer whose primary focus was the still life. Trained as an abstract painter in the 1960s, Groover turned to photography in the early 1970s.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Groover
Untitled (Kitchen Still Life) #4 by Jan Groover / c.1978 / Polaroid print / Image: 24″x20-1/2″
Various collections, incl. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
Jan Groover on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/jan-groover/
Ilse Bing (March 23, 1899-March 10, 1998) was a leading photojournalist and commercial photographer during the 30s and 40s.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilse_Bing
New York Public Library by Ilse Bing
1949 / Gelatin silver print / 13 7/16″x9 5/8″ / Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
Ilse Bing on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/ilse-bing/
Aenne Biermann (March 8, 1898-January 14, 1933) was a self-taught artist who became a well-known figure in German avant-garde photography.
Biography on The Encyclopedia of Jewish Women: https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/biermann-aenne
Würfelbecher (Dice Cup) by Aenne Biermann
1928–1929 / Gelatin silver print / 6 1/2″x4 4/5″ / Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Aenne Biermann on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/aenne-biermann/