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Lotte Jacobi and Barbara Morgan

Lotte Jacobi and Barbara Morgan
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Catharine Reeve, born 1941
Lotte Jacobi, 17 Aug 1896 - 6 May 1990
Barbara Morgan, 8 Jul 1900 - 17 Aug 1992
Gelatin silver print
Image: 11.1cm x 16.4cm (4 3/8" x 6 7/16")
Sheet: 25.4cm x 20.1cm (10" x 7 15/16")
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses
Lotte Jacobi: Female
Lotte Jacobi: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer
Barbara Morgan: Female
Barbara Morgan: Visual Arts\Artist\Photographer
Barbara Morgan: Literature\Writer\Art
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
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© Catharine Reeve
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The photographers Lotte Jacobi (left) and Barbara Morgan (right) had not seen one another for some time when they set foot on the campus of Northwestern University in 1982. Both in their eighties, they had traveled to Evanston, Illinois, to take part in a seminar related to the exhibition and publication Recollections: Ten Women of Photography, by Margaretta K. Mitchell, which featured Morgan and Jacobi. As the photographer Catharine Reeve, who was there on assignment for a local newspaper, explained, “Lotte was quite feisty.” Jacobi had been bothered by Reeve’s attempts at photographing them and taking “so many pictures” but eventually restarted her lively conversation with Morgan. Reeve sent Jacobi and Morgan this photograph of their meeting, and Morgan responded with great enthusiasm.
Las fotógrafas Lotte Jacobi (izquierda) y Barbara Morgan (derecha) no se habían visto en algún tiempo cuando llegaron al campus de Northwestern University en 1982. Ya octogenarias, habían viajado a Evanston, Illinois, para un seminario en torno a la exposición y publicación Recollections: Ten Women of Photography, de Margaretta K. Mitchell, donde ambas figuraban. Como explicó la fotógrafa Catharine Reeve, quien cubrió el evento para un periódico local, “Lotte era muy peleona”. Jacobi se molestó porque Reeve intentaba tomarles “muchas fotos”, pero al final reanudó su animada conversación con Morgan. Reeve les envió esta foto y Morgan la acogió con gran entusiasmo como testimonio de aquel encuentro.
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National Portrait Gallery