About
Louise Dahl-Wolfe

Louise Dahl-Wolfe was one of the most celebrated photographers of the 30's, 40's, and 50's. Her work had enormous impact on great photographers such as Horst, Avedon, and Penn. Working in the heyday of Harper's Bazaar, she pioneered the use of natural lighting in fashion photography and shooting on location and outdoors. Born in 1895 in San Francisco, Dahl-Wolfe first started taking pictures in 1923. She did her first fashion work for Harper's Bazaar in 1936 and had a long career as a fashion photographer for that publication. Louise Dahl-Wolfe died in 1989. Her work has been exhibited at the Grey Gallery at New York University, the Women's Museum in Washington and currently at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.
Louise Dahl-Wolfe,
Dior Ballgown, 1950, NY1
Louise Dahl-Wolfe,
Japanese Bath, 1954, NY2
Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Diana Vreeland, 19425
Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Mary Jane Russell in a Balenciaga Gown With Cat4
Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Luki in Balenciaga Coat, 19537
Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Coco Chanel in her Apartment, 19548

Past Exhibitions

2000: Another Look

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Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Twins at the Beach, 19553
Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Night Bathing, 19399
Louise Dahl-Wolfe, California Desert, 19486