Sunday, February 26

Charlotte Brooks

"Charlotte Brooks is a photojournalist who worked for Look magazine from 1951 until 1971. As a sociologist with a camera, she liked to document changes in American life, including politics, health and science, education, families, urban and suburban issues, entertainment, racial conflicts, and women's roles. Her biography is a story of defying the odds, because she achieved her objectives at a time when her gender, religious background, and sexual preference presented her with extra challenges. The only long-term woman staff photographer in the magazine's nearly thirty-five year run, Brooks came to feel accepted as 'one of the guys.' She covered the same kinds of issues as the men photographers, while most of her contemporary female colleagues were confined to soft news and the women's pages. ..."
The Library of Congress
W - Charlotte Brooks
NY Times: Charlotte Brooks, a Photographer for Look Magazine, Dies at 95
The Library of Congress: Image Sampler