Frances Benjamin Johnston – A Pioneer Woman Photojournalist

Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864 – 1952), full-length [self-]portrait, seated in front of fireplace, facing left, holding cigarette in one hand and a beer stein in the other, in her Washington, D.C. studio, January 1, 1896. Related Link The Frances Benjamin Johnston Exhibit

The Photographer and Her Self-portrait Pre-1930

Lesbians have probably used the camera since it was invented in the 1830’ies. I have found some links to a few old self-portraits, which I want to share with Feminine Moments’ readers: Emma Jane Gay (1830-1919) with her back to the viewer Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952) smoking, drinking and showing her…