large dark-haired woman in a black one-piece bathing suit; woman has her hands on her knees and is smiling; standing on sand at water's edge

© Lisette Model

Coney Island Bather, New York, 1939-1941

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Lisette Model is known for the frank humanism of her street photography, which emphasizes the beauty and peculiarities of everyday people and life. With the invention of small and quick-to-use cameras, she was able to take candid photographs of the people around her, mostly in New York City. This subject’s smile and charm give a sense of the happiness that comes from a day at the beach. Model’s most famous works are from the 1930s and 1940s, and later in her life, she became an important teacher of photography. Her most accomplished and well-known pupil was Diane Arbus, whose work you can see in this show as well.

Details
Title
Coney Island Bather, New York
Artist Life
American (born Austria), 1901 - 1983
Role
Photographer
Accession Number
2002.230.8
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large dark-haired woman in a black one-piece bathing suit; woman has her hands on her knees and is smiling; standing on sand at water's edge

© Lisette Model

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