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

Born March 8~ Aenne Biermann

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/

Further reading:
https://www.moma.org/interactives/objectphoto/artists/556.html
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/aenne-biermann/
https://cphmag.com/biermann-60-fotos/

Born March 2~ Irena Blühová

Irena Blühová (March 2, 1904-November 30, 1991) was a political activist and one of the first Slovak women photographers.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irena_Bl%C3%BChov%C3%A1

Jolanda by Irena Blühová
1933 / Gelatin silver print / 11″x15″ / The Museum of Avant-garde www.ma-g.org

Irena Blühová on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/irena-bl%C3%BChov%C3%A1/

Further reading:
https://craace.com/2021/02/25/artwork-of-the-month-february-2021-experiment-with-two-negatives-at-the-bauhaus-by-irena-bluhova-1932/
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/iren-bluh-irena-bluhova/
https://www.bauhauskooperation.com/knowledge/the-bauhaus/people/students/irena-bluehova/

Born February 3~ Thora Hallager

Thora Hallager (February 3,1821-June 16, 1884) was a Danish photographer. She was Denmark’s earliest female photographer.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thora_Hallager

Self Portrait by Thora Hallager
Scan from negative / Royal Danish Library Digital Collections

Thora Hallager’s photographs of Hans Christian Andersen

Further reading:
https://www.fotohistorie.com/hallager-thora-kbh.html (in Danish)
Letters from Hans Christian Andersen to Thora Hallager (in Danish)

Born January 25~ Bertha Wehnert-Beckmann

Bertha Wehnert-Beckmann (January 25, 1815-December 6, 1901) was possibly the first professional female photographer in the world.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertha_Beckmann

Portrait of Johannes Brahms by Bertha Wehnert-Beckmann
c.1853 / Salt print / 8″x6 1/4″ / State Art Collections, Dresden, Germany

Bertha Wehnert-Beckmann on Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek: https://preview.tinyurl.com/y56cepcq

Further reading
http://www.daguerreotype-gallery.de/agermanlady/ladyenglish.html
http://www.daguerreobase.org/en/news/20-news-archive/46-a-german-lady-a-new-publication-by-jochen-voigt
Google translation of ‘Bertha Wehnert-Beckmann’ at https://research.uni-leipzig.de/