Vintage: Fashion Photography by Genevieve Naylor (1940s and 1950s)

Vintage: Fashion Photography by Genevieve Naylor (1940s and 1950s)


Genevieve Naylor (1915 – 1989) was an American photographer and photojournalist, best known for her photographs of Brazil and as Eleanor Roosevelt’s personal photographer.

She worked for the Associated press and was one of the first women photojournalists to be hired by any American news wire services.

In 1940, Genevieve Naylor was assigned by the U.S. State department as part of a team to travel to Brazil. In an effort to further and strengthen the anti-Nazi relationship between the United States and Brazil and to promote mutual cultural awareness, the U.S. Office of Inter-American Affairs, under the leadership of Nelson Rockefeller, created a team of notable Americans that included Orson Welles, Errol Flynn, and Walt Disney.

After her return to the states in 1943, Naylor become only the second woman photographer to be given a one-woman show when her work was exhibited by New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

During her varied career, she also covered the Korean War for Look magazine as well as assignments on Hollywood film sets.

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor

© Genevieve Naylor


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