July 17, 1898 - December 9, 1991
Berenice's Early Life
Berenice's Art Work Styles
"People say they need to express their emotions I'm sick of that. Photography doesn't teach you to express your emotions it teaches you to see." -Berenice Abbott
Berenice was determined that photography was just another way to view the world. She took pictures of the city to expand her views. She said that her photographs were not to express her emotions but rather a way to see the world from a different view.
Buzz about Berenice
"Miss Abbott is best known for her powerful black-and-white photographs of New York City in the 1930's. In these pictures, she used the tools of modernist photographic style -- including dynamically framed compositions, flattened pictorial space, high angles, and great detail -- to capture the enormous energy and variety of the city." says The New York Times