Zaida Ben-Yusuf Self-Portrait

Miss Ben-Yusuf Announces a Private View of Photographs by Zaida Ben-Yusuf / Platinum print, 1899 / The Museum of Modern Art, New York; gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Guy Bullock

Zaida Ben-Yusuf: New York Portrait Photographer

April 11, 2008 - September 1, 2008

Zaida Ben-Yusuf (1869-1933) was a leader in the art of photographic portraiture in turn-of-the-century New York. She operated – for ten years beginning in 1897 – arguably the most fashionable portrait studio on Fifth Avenue, while at the same time contributing work to numerous publications and the period’s most important photography exhibitions.