Louise Dahl-Wolfe

Louise Dahl-Wolfe

Louise Emma Augusta Dahl (November 19, 1895 in San Francisco, CaliforniaDecember 11, 1989) was a photographer, known primarily for her work for Harper's Bazaar with fashion editor Diana Vreeland.

Born to Norwegian parents, Dahl-Wolfe was known for taking photographs outdoors, with natural light in distant locations from South America to Africa in what became known as "environmental" fashion photography. She married sculptor Meyer Wolfe, who constructed the backgrounds of many of her photos. [ [http://nmwa.org/collection/profile.asp?LinkID=174 National Museum of Women in the Arts] . Web site, 2008. Last accessed: April 27, 2008.]

She preferred portraiture to fashion photography. Notable portraits include: Mae West, Cecil Beaton, Eudora Welty, W. H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood, Orson Welles, Carson McCullers, Edward Hopper, Colette and Josephine Baker. She is known for having "discovered" a teenage Lauren Bacall. She was a great influence on photographers Irving Penn and Richard Avedon. One of her assistants was Milton H. Greene.

The full archive of Dahl-Wolfe's work is located at the Center for Creative Photography (CCP) at the University of Arizona in Tucson, which also manages the copyright of her work. [http://www.creativephotography.org/documents/CCP_LDW.pdf CCP's "Conditions for Publication of Photographs by Louise Dahl-Wolfe" (PDF file)]


* Dahl-Wolfe, Louise. "Louise Dahl-Wolfe: A Photographer’s Scrapbook." New York: St. Martin’s/Marek, 1984.

ee also

* "" (1999) documentary, directed by Tom Neff.



External links

* [http://nmwa.org/collection/portfolio.asp?LinkID=174&PageNo=1&CurrPage=1 Louise Dahl-Wolfe Portfolio] portfolio at the National Museum of Women in the Arts
* [http://www.documentarychannel.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=48&osCsid=kda8i52m43jlo780k00ukha6o "Louise Dahl-Wolfe: Painting with Light"] at the
* [http://www.creativephotography.org/ Center for Creative Photography website]

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