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Parker was an American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist, best known for her wit and her eye… [More] for 20th century urban foibles. From a conflicted and unhappy childhood, Parker rose to acclaim, both for her literary output in such venues as The New Yorker and as a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table. Her father was of Jewish German descent. She was born in New Jersey. [Less]
1902: Leni Riefenstahl
Riefenstahl was a German film director whose films are synonymous with Nazi propaganda. Her most famous… [More] film was “Triumph of the Will,” a documentary film made at the 1934 Nuremberg congress of Germany’s National Socialist Party. Riefenstahl’s prominence in the Third Reich, along with her personal association with Adolf Hitler, destroyed her film career following Germany’s defeat in World War II, after which she was arrested (but released without any charges). [Less]
1908: Henri Cartier-Bresson
Bresson was a French photographer considered to be the father of modern photojournalism. He was an early… [More] adopter of 35 mm format, and the master of candid photography. He helped develop the “street photography” or “life reportage” style that has influenced generations of photographers who followed. Some of his works are on display at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. [Less]