Third Avenue Elevated Train, New York City, ca. 1951
Out of stock
Print Paper Size: 11 x 14 inches
Print Image Size: 8 1/4 x 12 inches
Edition of 50 and no artist’s proofs
Numbered by artist
Esther Bubley (born in Phillips, Wisconsin, 1921; died in New York City, 1998) was one of America’s leading photojournalists. Bubley’s mentor was Roy Stryker, for whom she worked at the Office of War Information in Washington, D.C., and at Standard Oil in New York City. Under Stryker, Bubley learned to document the spectacle of modern industry and the lives of ordinary people in a fast-changing world. From the early 1940s to the late 60s, she also freelanced for national magazines, producing forty photo-essays for Life, a dozen more for the Ladies’ Home Journal‘s famous series, “How America Lives,” and numerous projects for non-profit organizations and major corporations alike. At a time when career options for women were limited, Bubley rose to the top of an overwhelmingly male-dominated field.