Women in the the Visual Arts and Literature

Photographers Capture America

Women have long been active participants in American photography. Gertrude Kasebier, Imogen Cunningham, and Dorothea Lange are three photographers that have made significant contributions to the development of photography as an art form in America.

These three women’s stamps were designed by Derry Noyes for the Masters of American Photography Issue. The ceremony for the stamps was held in San Diego, California at the Museum of Photographic Art. The Gertrude Kasebier stamp displays her 1895 work, "Blessed Art Thou Among Women." The Imogene Cunningham stamp features her 1958 photograph, "Age and Its Symbols: a Portrait of Ida C. Pabst." And the Dorothea Lange stamp shows her 1935 photograph entitled, "Ditched, Stalled, and Stranded, San Joaquin Valley, California."