Although the fashion industry has—for a long time—been populated with mostly male photographers, there are some female pioneers who have set the tone for generations to come. Case in point: Louise Dahl-Wolfe. This iconic photographer is most well known for her work with Diana Vreeland at Harper’s BAZAAR (she spent two decades working alongside the legendary editor-in-chief), but her talent went far beyond fashion photography. Her modernist shots of models placed around the world showed off her preference for dynamic light and interplay between shadows—they often appeared quite graphic—but her portraiture was equally as beautiful.
As an ode to the photographer’s legacy, the Aperture Foundation has released a new book showcasing the best of her work (with over 137 images). Her inspiring images, ranging from models to housewives, continue to enrapture.