ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

© Lula Mae Graves

Cross-posted from The Eye Of Photography.  [by Andy Romanoff]   For twenty years starting in 1916, two cousins, Susie Keef Smith an Lula Mae Graves, traveled through the West, documenting with their cameras and selling prints and postcards.  “Traveling often by Model T, but sometimes on horseback or on foot, and accompanied only by the cameras they carried and the guns that kept them safe, they made friends with the last of the burro driving gold prospectors, and the new workers then building the water and highway infrastructure that would transform the region. They also communed with the hermits and oddballs who found their places in the vast and empty wilderness.”  

Postcards From Mecca

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