Zaida Ben-Yusuf Photo

Zaida Ben-Yusuf

Born: Nov 21, 1869

Death: Sep 27, 1933

Birthplace: London

Nationality: United States

Zaida Ben-Yusuf

Date of Birth : Nov 21, 1869
Date of Death : Sep 27, 1933
Birth Place : London

Zaida Ben-Yusuf was a New York-based portrait photographer noted for her artistic portraits of wealthy, fashionable, and famous Americans of the turn of the 19th–20th century. She was born in London to a German mother and an Algerian father, but became a naturalised American citizen later in life. In 1901 the Ladies Home Journal featured her in a group of six photographers that it dubbed, "The Foremost Women Photographers in America." In 2008, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery mounted an exhibition dedicated solely to Ben-Yusuf's work, re-establishing her as a key figure in the early development of fine art photography.

Also known as


  • Zaida Yusuf
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