Marjory Collins (1912 - 1985)
Marjory Collins began her photojournalism career in New York City in the 1930s by working for such magazines as PM and U.S. Camera. In 1941, Collins joined Roy Stryker’s team of photographers at the U.S. Office of War Information to document home front activities during World War II. She created remarkable visual stories of small town life, ethnic communities, and women war workers.

After World War II, Collins combined three careers- photographer, editor, and writer. She traveled internationally as a freelance photographer for both the U.S. government and the commercial press. She also participated in social and political causes and was an active feminist who founded the journal Prime Time. Her study of the role of older women in society resulted in an M.A. degree in American Studies from Antioch College West in 1984, shortly before her death from cancer in 1985 in San Francisco.

Untitled (child in rural town)
Untitled (child in rural town)

Untitled (child in rural town)

c 1940s

Vintage gelatin silver print, ferrotyped

6.5 x 9.5 in.