The Works of Photographer Toni Frissell

Toni Frissell began her career in photography in the 1930s, at first working as a fashion photographer for Vogue magazine. During World War II, she was, for a time, the official photographer for the American Red Cross,  and later, the Women’s Army Corps. Her work took her to Europe, where she photographed soldiers and civilians affected by the war, including a famous series featuring the Tuskegee Airmen at an air base in Italy. In later years, she continued a career of photographing both famous and ordinary people for decades, amassing a collection of some 340,000 images. In 1971, Frissell donated her photographs to the Library of Congress, preserving the images and making them available to everyone. Below, a small collection of Frissell’s work. These images from this pioneer in her field are windows into our recent past.

The Works of Photographer Toni Frissell
Weeki Wachee spring, Florida. Frissell, Toni, 1947
The Works of Photographer Toni Frissell
Woman, probably a fashion model, lying on ferns on ground. Frissell, Toni, between 1940 and 1969
The Works of Photographer Toni Frissell
Jacqueline Kennedy. Frissell, Toni, 1957 September
The Works of Photographer Toni Frissell
Five women holding hands and walking together in a row, sky in background. Frissell, Toni, 1935 August
The Works of Photographer Toni Frissell
American soldier, Red Bull Regiment, Italy, Easter Sunday. Frissell, Toni, 1945
The Works of Photographer Toni Frissell
Richard Nixon and Dwight D. Eisenhower riding in open convertible during Nixon’s campaign for president. Frissell, Toni, November 1960
The Works of Photographer Toni Frissell
Fashion model on edge of boat, man rowing, Montego Bay, Jamaica. Frissell, Toni, 1946 November
The Works of Photographer Toni Frissell
Ground crewman of the Red-Tailed Mustangs, 332nd Fighter Pilot Squadron, sitting on wing to direct pilot, Ramitelli, Italy. Frissell, Toni, 1945 March
The Works of Photographer Toni Frissell
Photograph of several Tuskegee airmen at Ramitelli, Italy. Frissell, Toni, 1945
The Works of Photographer Toni Frissell
Nuns clamming on Long Island. Frissell, Toni, 1957 Sept
The Works of Photographer Toni Frissell
John F. Kennedy, wearing sunglasses. Frissell, Toni, 1957 September
The Works of Photographer Toni Frissell
Frida Kahlo (Senora Diego Rivera) standing next to an agave plant, during a photo shoot for Vogue magazine, “Senoras of Mexico”. Frissell, Toni, 1937
The Works of Photographer Toni Frissell
“Trooping the color” – Sir Winston seated in aisle, to see, and be seen. Frissell, Toni, between 1940 and 1960
The Works of Photographer Toni Frissell
Fashion model posing in an evening gown on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial, with the Tidal Basin and Washington Monument in the background. Frissell, Toni, 1952 July
The Works of Photographer Toni Frissell
Abandoned boy holding a stuffed toy animal amid ruins following German aerial bombing of London. Frissell, Toni, 1945
The Works of Photographer Toni Frissell
Edward C. Gleed, Tuskegee pilot, standing, three-quarter length portrait. Frissell, Toni, 1945
The Works of Photographer Toni Frissell
Kennedy wedding–close-up portrait of Kennedy family with couple. Frissell, Toni, 1953 Sept. 12

Source – theatlantic.com

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