Esther Babli – A Great American photographer and author of talent, depicting ordinary people in their everyday lives. In addition, Esther is known worldwide for its vibrant and soulful photographs of children. Many years working in the field of photography with Esther created more than a thousand children’s pictures, forever she caught children frame of liveliness and spontaneity.
1. 16th February 1921 in a Jewish family of Russian immigrants Esther Babli born, a talented photographer, known for her candid and emotional images of everyday life. Falling in lovewith the art of photography at an early age, thanks to the magazine “Life”, who had just born Esther determined to become a professional photographer. Especially attracted Woman photojournalism, in high school she became the editor of the school magazine, imitating photos corporate identity “Life”.
2. After leaving school, Esther entered the Lyceum of Arts and Design in Minneapolis, graduating in 1941 with a degree in professional photographer. First look for work brought her to the legendary magazine “Vogue”, but work in the fashion world quite like Esther, because it attracted real photojournalism.
3. Dreaming of becoming an outstanding documentary photographer Esther worked hard creating a photo series for Sequence. After moving to Washington, she began to work as an photojournalist in the Office of War Information (Office of War Information, OWI). In this role she began her career in documentary photojournalism. At the same time all the free time Esther photographed, so soon her work was noticed and appreciated. So she became a staff photographer for the civil service and began to take life in the rear in a difficult war.
4. In 1947 Esther Babli received post photographer at the Federal Agency for Children (Federal child welfare agency). Working on this organization, she made several thousand photographs, her work more than 30 times graced the cover of “Child» («The Child»). And in 1948 her photo essay “Bus Story” (Bus Story) was declared the best photo series of the year.
5. This was followed by work on the women’s magazine “Ladies’ Home Journal”, a freelance photographer legendary illustrated “Life”, orders from a variety of organizations from the “Pepsi-Cola” and “Panamerican” to the UN Children’s Fund. Year after year, the talented photojournalist fame grew, the number of nominations and awards.
6. Babli Esther lived in a time when most American women were unassuming and quiet life housewives, while she was able to succeed in such a delicate matter as the documentary photojournalism. Fulfilling orders for reports, Esther traveled a lot, not only in the U.S. but also around the world and became one of the first female photographers who were able to secure a decent life, awards and public recognition, while remaining “free artist.”
Babli Esther continued to work until shortly before her death in 1998, when she died of cancer at the age of 77 in New York.