Frances McLaughlin-Gill - Lisa Fonssagrives Contact Sheet (detail)

Frances McLaughlin-Gill / Frances McLaughlin

Figurative Art

October 20, 2020

Frances McLaughlin-Gill was an American photographer and the first female fashion photographer under contract with Vogue. Known for honest images and interpretations, she used photography as a way to highlight the unique traits of women, revealing multifaceted and complex emotions to the public through mainstream fashion outlets. It was her fresh approach, directness, and spontaneity that earned her a position at Vogue since her works were less posed and much more natural than other fashion photographers. In addition to fashion photographs, her images included celebrity photos, as well as still lifes for editorials and covers of House & Garden.

Featured image: Frances McLaughlin-Gill - Lisa Fonssagrives Contact Sheet (detail). Vintage Silver Gelatin. 10 × 8 in. 25.4 × 20.3 cm. This is part of a limited edition set. Photo courtesy Isabella Garrucho Fine Art