1901, Austria – 1983, USA
Her photographs centre on Bowery derelicts and Manhattan’s upper crust, creating a contrast between compassion for the underprivileged and acerbic portrayals of powerful people. Her motto was: ‘Don’t shoot ‘till the subject hits you in the pit of your stomach.’ Her work is preserved at museums such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, the Art Museum of New Orleans and the George Eastman House in Rochester, USA.
Lisette Model. Travelers Running, New York, 1940.