Born October 20~ Ella Bergmann-Michel

Ella Bergmann-Michel (October 20, 1896-August 8, 1971) was a German abstract artist, photographer, and documentary filmmaker.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ella_Bergmann-Michel

Fischlein Rot Stech Dich Tot by Ella Bergmann-Michel / 1918
Pen and India ink and red ink, gold paint, gouache, watercolor, pencil and printed paper collage on paper
19-5/8″x16-1/8″ / Private collection

Ella Bergmann-Michel on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/ella-bergmann-michel/

Further reading:
http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/artists/1522/ella-bergmann-michel-german-1896-1971/
https://www.artsy.net/article/jshtngn-collagestudie-horizontal-1926-and-the-lost-work-of
https://festival.ilcinemaritrovato.it/en/sezione/la-donna-con-la-kinamo-ella-bergmann-michel/

Born October 6~ Emilie Bieber

Emilie Bieber (1810–1884) was a pioneering nineteenth-century German photographer who ran a studio in Hamburg from 1852 until 1872.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emilie_Bieber

Jenny Lind (also born on October 6, in 1820) by Emilie Bieber

1860s / Albumen carte de visite / 3-3/4″x2-3/8″ / National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

Emilie Bieber on Artnet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emilie_Bieber

Further reading:
https://dewiki-de.translate.goog/Lexikon/Emilie_Bieber?_x_tr_sl=de&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en&_x_tr_pto=nui,sc
https://monovisions.com/emilie-bieber-biography-19th-century-pioneer-german-women-photographer/
http://www.luminous-lint.com/app/vexhibit/_PHOTOGRAPHER_1_Bieber_Family_01/2/0/0/

Born August 16~ Ylla

Ylla (born Camilla Koffler; August 16, 1911-March 30, 1955) was a Hungarian photographer who specialized in animal photography.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ylla

Elephant by Ylla
1950 / Sheet-fed gravure / 10-3/8″x8″ / Private collection

Ylla on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/ylla/

Further reading:
http://www.pryordodge.com/ylla.html
https://hundredheroines.org/featured/ylla/
https://vault.si.com/vault/1955/04/11/tragedy-in-india

Born August 2~ Käte Steinitz

Käte Traumann Steinitz (August 2, 1889-April 7, 1975) was a German-American artist, photographer, collector, writer, librarian, and expert on Leonardo da Vinci.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Steinitz

Young Girl by Käte Steinitz / 1939 / Watercolor and chalk / Sheet: 17-1/2″x12-1/2″
UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Käte Steinitz on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/k%C3%A4te-steinitz/

Further reading:
https://arthistorians.info/steinitzk
https://www.ma-g.org/artists/kate-steinitz/
https://collections.lacma.org/node/178972
https://www.fembio.org/english/biography.php/woman/biography/kate-steinitz/

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/