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On this day in 1929, the photography collection Simple Life: Photographs from America was released, so we’re celebrating its photographer, Hansel Mieth!
Johanna (nicknamed Hansel) Mieth was born in Oppelsbohm, Germany to a strict and religious family. She ran away from home at 15 with her lover and fellow photographer Otto Hagel.… read more.
What a gift I found the day I visited the Sonoma County Museum and began to see the world through the shutter of Mieth’s camera.
On a cool fall day in 1943, young photographers Hansel Mieth and Otto Hagel visited Charmian Kittredge London–the wife of author Jack London–at her home in Glen Ellen (CA). This was just five years before Mieth would become the second woman photographer to join the staff of Time Magazine.… read more.