Toni Frissell (1907 – 1988) was an American photographer, known for her fashion photography, World War II photographs, and portraits of famous Americans and Europeans, children, and women from all walks of life.
Her initial job, as a fashion photographer for Vogue in 1931, was due to Condé Montrose Nast personally. She later took photographs for Harper’s Bazaar. Her fashion photos, even of evening gowns and such, were often notable for their outdoor settings, emphasizing active women.
In the 1950s, she took informal portraits of the famous and powerful in the United States and Europe.
In later work she concentrated on photographing women from all walks of life, often as a commentary on the human condition.
The pictures of Frida Kahlo where taken during a Vogue Magazine photo shoot in 1937 entitled “Señoras of Mexico”, while Frissell was a staff photographer.
Frida Kahlo seated next to an agave plant in 1937. For Vogue by Toni Frissell.
Frida Kahlo standing next to an agave plant in 1937. For Vogue by Toni Frissell.