Original silver gelatin photograph, image size 8 1/4 x 11 in. [21 x 28 cm.] dry-mounted to archival board with window over-mat, 16 x 20 in. SIGNED "Dody" in pencil on the mount below the photograph on the right side and dated 1979 below the image on the mount on the left side. Fine. Item #52399
Dody Harrison was born in New Orleans, 1923, and exposed to photography in her early teens through her mother's friendship with Clarence John Laughlin. Living in Northern California, she sought out Edward Weston and became his darkroom assistant and an exhibiting photographer in the Northern California style of "straight" photography. In 1952, she married Edward's son, Brett. She was an active photographer, writer and historian until her death in 2012.