Berenice Abbott

By Blake Brown

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Birth Date and Place

Berenice was born in Springfield, Ohio on July 17, 1898. She lived to be 93 years old, and died because she had a problems with her lungs.
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Eductaion/Famliy Background

She went to Ohio University. Abbott grew up with her mother who was divorced. In 1918 she left Ohio University, to move to new with some friends and shared an apartment with Djuna Barnes, Kenneth Burke, and Malcolm Cowley.
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Trade Mark/Style

Berenice was known for her monochrome photography of the 1930s urban design and architecture of New York. This is what made her famous.
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Quotes

Here are some qoutes from Berenice Abbott.


1. "Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past."


2. "There are many teachers who could ruin you. Before you know it you could be a pale copy of this teacher or that teacher. You have to evolve on your own."


3. "The camera is no more an instrument of preservation, the image is."


4. "Photography helps people to see."


5. "Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself."

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