Photographer: Marguerite Baker Johnson
Black and White vintage Mid Century photograph
Dimension: 9.25 x 7.5”
Marguerite Baker Johnson, a native of Brussels Belgium was a noted female photographer, an important photo journalist, noted as the first woman to take photographs inside the arena at “Cheyenne Frontier Days”, a task formerly conducted by men due to the dangerous setting.
Her photos appeared in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Automotive Periodicals, London Times, Daily Mirror, Us Camera Annual, British Photography Yearbook and Popular Photography Annual while her esteemed son’s work appeared in Life Magazine, Fortune Magazine and many advertisements in the 1950s and 1960s. Together their work spans decades 1940s through the 1970s.
Her career is more associated with America, capturing American life at Mid Century. She produced many evocative black and white prints capturing a wide range of human activity, often mundane, everyday life scenes.