THÉRÈSE BONNEY

(1894-1978)

Born on 15 July, 1894 in Syracuse, New York, Thérèse Bonney was an American-born publicist and later war photographer. From the mid 1920s she assembled a huge collection of photographs documenting art and design, establishing the Bonney news service by supplying publications in over 33 countries. Bonney took up photography in the late 1930s with essays for Life magazine and other publications, capturing the plight of refugees and victims of war. She was awarded the Croix de Guerre in 1941, having earlier documented the war on the Russian/Finland border. Bonney died in Paris on 15th January 1978.