2.) Reece worked in a style called Pictorialism, which was popular toward the end of the 19th century and in the early 20th century. The photographic style depicts people and scenes in dreamy lighting and soft focus, and it was part of a larger movement known as Photo-Secession, which sought to promote photography as a fine art.
“I don’t photograph – I use my camera as an artist uses his brush – to make the picture I already see in my mind,” she told the Monterrey Peninsula Herald in 1945.
3.) Her reputation helped pave the way to photographing the influential. Photographs of Margaret Woodrow Wilson, the daughter of the former president, the sculptor Lorado Taft, Helen Keller and the poet Robert Frost are among the portraits that filled her portfolio.
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