Doris May Ulmann
(1882 - 1934)
Doris May Ulmann was active/lived in New York, North Carolina. Doris Ulmann is known for portrait photography, African-American figures, teaching.
Biography Doris May Ulmann
Doris Ulmann was an American photographer, best known for her dignified portraits of the people of Appalachia, particularly craftsmen and musicians such as Jean Ritchie's family, made between 1928 and 1934.
Doris Ulmann was a native of New York City, the daughter of Bernhard and Gertrude (Mass) Ulmann. Educated in a private school—at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, a socially liberal organization that championed individual worth regardless of ethnic background or economic condition—and Columbia University, she intended to become a teacher of psychology. Her interest in photography was at first a hobby, but after 1918 she devoted herself to the art professionally.
She practiced Pictorialism* and was a member of the
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