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/

Born January 18~ Lucia Moholy

Lucia Moholy (January 18, 1894-May 17, 1989) was a photographer
and a key figure in the Bauhaus art school.

Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucia_Moholy

Physicist Patrick Blackett by Lucia Moholy
1936 / Bromide print / 15 3/4″x12 1/4″ / National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

Lucia Moholy at the National Portrait Gallery:
https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/person.php?LinkID=mp07323&displayNo=60

Lucia Moholy at the Harvard Art Museums:
https://harvardartmuseums.org/collections/person/18932?person=18932

Further reading:
https://www.moma.org/artists/6922
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/lucia-moholy/
https://monoskop.org/Lucia_Moholy

Born January 11~ Marsha Burns

Marsha Burns (born Seattle, WA, 1945) is an American photographer.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marsha_Burns

Untitled by Marsha Burns
1978 / Gelatin silver print / 8 5/8″x6 5/8″ / Princeton University Art Museum, NJ

Marsha Burns on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/marsha-burns/

Further reading:
https://americanart.si.edu/artist/marsha-burns-672
https://www.prographicagallery.com/artist/marsha-burns
https://www.mocp.org/detail.php?type=related&kv=6933&t=people

Born January 5~ Madame Yevonde

Madame Yevonde was the professional name of photographer Yevonde Cumbers.
Biography on British Council website:
http://visualarts.britishcouncil.org/collection/artists/yevonde-madame-1893

Writer, artist and dancer Doris Louise Cleghorn Church / c.1915
Matte collodion printing-out paper print / National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

Motor-racing driver and aviator Jill Scott / Photographed 1938
Modern Vivex colour print, 1990 / National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

Madame Yevonde, NPG collection: https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/person/mp06547

Further reading:
http://www.madameyevonde.com/
http://www.benhamgallery.com/artists/yevonde.html
https://www.theglassmagazine.com/madame-yevonde/