Blogging from A to Z Challenge: Y is for…Zaida Ben-Yusuf (#AtoZChallenge)

Welcome to my April 2020 Great and Powerful Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

Zaida Ben-Yusuf (1869-1933) was a American photographer.  She was “noted for her artistic portraits of wealthy, fashionable, and famous Americans during the turn of the 19th–20th century. ” (  “Although Ben-Yusuf’s unusual background and stylish appearance undoubtedly attracted attention in New York, it was her innovative camera work that drew many of the city’s most high-profile residents to her studio: actors, writers, painters, sculptors, politicians and other notables.”  (

Not a lot out there about her, but please explore the few links I was able to fine.  And, yes, you might have thought I could have used Zaida Ben-Yusuf for “Z”, but no…you will just have to wait until tomorrow to see who pops up there!

Self-portrait of American photographer Zaida Ben-Yusuf


Zaida Ben-Yusuf at Wikipedia

Zaida Ben-Yusuf

New Exhibition Resurrects Legacy of Groundbreaking Photographer

Thanks for visiting my 2020 A to Z Challenge – Letter Y.  You can find links to more blogs participating in this challenge at A to Z 2020 Challenge Master List (Google Docs).

Posted on April 29, 2020, in A to Z Challenge, photography, Photos I took, Writing and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Love that dress.

  2. Her portraits are so elegant. Weekends In Maine

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