On the lists of great photographers of the 20th century, the names are usually male, Guy Bourdin, Addison Scurlock, Philippe Halsman, and Norman Parkinson. There are exceptions such as Arbus, Vivian Maier, Nina Leen? Some of these artists are not admired for their work or they are considered as portrait photographer or fashion photographer.
Another great name in the field of photography is Toni Frissell, whose work crossed genres from war, fashion, photo-journalism and sports. During her career Frizzell photographed some of the famous personalities of the 20th century such as Kennedys, Churchill, Elizabeth Taylor, Frida Kahlo and many more. She produced over 300,000 photographs for famous publications such as vogue Harper’s Bazaar, and Life.
Frissell learned photography from her brother, Varick, who was a documentarian and filmmaker. During the World War II, she served as the official photographer for the Women’s Army Corps and he American Red Cross. She travelled along with soldiers and documented the lives of civilians affected by the war. After the war, Frissell returned to fashion photography and then became a portrait photographer. In 1971, she donated her collection of 340,000 photographs to the Library of Congress.