Born July 19~ Marcel Moore

Marcel Moore (July 19, 1892-February 19, 1972) was a French illustrator, collage artist, and designer. She is best known for her collaborative writing and photography with her partner Claude Cahun.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcel_Moore

Judith by Marcel Moore
1926 / Illustration for Claude Cahun’s Héroïnes series of monologues / Jersey Heritage Trust

Marcel Moore on SFMOMA: https://www.sfmoma.org/artist/Marcel_Moore/

Further reading:
https://queerculturalcenter.org/claude-cahun/
http://andrejkoymasky.com/liv/fam/biom5/moore03.html
https://lithub.com/how-a-queer-couple-masterminded-a-nazi-resistance-campaign/

Born July 17~ Berenice Abbott

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/

Further reading:
http://www.artsmia.org/get-the-picture/print/abbott.shtml
https://www.guggenheim-venice.it/en/art/artists/berenice-abbott/
https://huxleyparlour.com/artists/berenice-abbott/

Born May 27~ Inge Morath

Ingeborg Hermine Morath (May 27, 1923-January 30, 2002) was an Austrian-born American photographer.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inge_Morath

A Llama in Times Square by Inge Morath
1957 / Gelatin silver print / Various sizes, various collections

Inge Morath on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/inge-morath/

Further reading:
https://www.magnumphotos.com/photographer/inge-morath/
https://clairbykahn.com/portfolio/morath/
https://www.npr.org/2018/12/10/674579667/biography-captures-the-charisma-and-confidence-of-photographer-inge-morath

Born May 13~ Ruth Thorne-Thomsen

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:
https://www.icp.org/browse/archive/constituents/ruth-thorne-thomsen?all/all/all/all/0

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/

Further reading:
https://www.mocp.org/detail.php?type=related&kv=7780&t=people
https://rockfordartmuseum.org/photography/395-untitled
From 1993~https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1993-04-02-9304030005-story.html

How to Make a Pinhole Camera: https://thebrooklynrefinery.com/how-to-make-a-pinhole-camera/

Born May 5~ Sarah Choate Sears

Sarah Choate Sears (May 5, 1858-September 25, 1935) was an American art collector, art patron, cultural entrepreneur, artist, and photographer.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Choate_Sears

Poppies by Sarah Choate Sears
1896 / Watercolor, gouache, and ink on paper / 13-3/4″x21-1/4″ / Private collection
Untitled (cyclamen, outdoors) by Sarah Choate Sears
c.1892-c.1905 / Gelatin silver print / 6″x8″ / Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

Sarah Choate Sears on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/sarah-choate-sears/
More links:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/267677
https://archive.artic.edu/stieglitz/sarah-choate-sears/
https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/mrs-joshua-montgomery-sears-sarah-choate-sears-john-singer-sargent/mgEnevNyoIuktA?hl=en

Born April 29~ Eva Besnyö

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/

Further reading:
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/eva-besnyo/
https://monovisions.com/biography-city-street-photographer-eva-besnyo/
https://www.maibeeldbank.nl/beeldbank?q_searchfield=Eva+Besny%C3%B3

Born April 24~ Jan Groover

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/

Further reading:
https://www.moma.org/artists/2358
https://artpil.com/news/jan-groover-at-gak/
https://www.ccp.sa.edu.au/news-features/2020/4/21/weekly-inspiration-jan-groover

Born April 20~ Carrie Mae Weems

Carrie Mae Weems (born April 20, 1953) has developed a complex body of art employing images, text, fabric, audio, installation, and video.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrie_Mae_Weems

After Manet by Carrie Mae Weems
2002 / C-print framed with concave glass / 32″ diameter, 4″depth / Jack Shainman Gallery, NYC

Carrie Mae Weems on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/carrie-mae-weems/

Further reading:
http://carriemaeweems.net/bio.html
https://www.moma.org/artists/7177
https://www.culturetype.com/2020/08/13/carrie-mae-weems-on-kitchen-table-series-not-simply-a-voice-for-african-american-women-but-more-generally-for-women/

RESIST COVID/TAKE 6! Carrie Mae Weems: http://socialstudiesproject.org/

Born April 5~ Nancy Holt

Nancy Holt (April 5, 1938-February 8, 2014) was an American artist most known for her public sculpture, installation art, concrete poetry, and land art.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Holt

Sun Tunnels by Nancy Holt
1973-76 / 4 22-ton concrete cylinders / each 9′ high x 18′ long / Great Basin Desert, Utah

Nancy Holt on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/nancy-louise-holt/

Further reading:
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/nancy-holt/
https://holtsmithsonfoundation.org/biography-nancy-holt
https://brooklynrail.org/2014/03/art/remembering-nancy-holt

Born March 23~ Ilse Bing

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/

Further reading:
https://www.moma.org/artists/561
https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/ilse-bing-working-methods
https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/bing-ilse