Dorothy Norman (American, 1905–1997)
Gelatin silver print
3 9/16 × 2 7/8 inches
Purchase with funds from Georgia-Pacific Corporation
Currently not on view
Dorothy Norman was a prominent photographer, writer, editor, social activist, supporter of humanitarian and women’s causes, and arts patron. Her work has often been relegated to the sidelines of photographic history, as she is better known for her affair with her mentor, photographer Alfred Stieglitz, than for her contributions to photography. These include a rich selection of witty, probing portraits of friends and prominent cultural figures and a smaller, lesser-known body of photographic studies including intimate still lifes, landscapes, and architectural views. She was also editor of an important arts journal and author of numerous books on art and photography.