Born in 1925, the American photographer Marie Cosindas passed away. Born in Boston from a modest Greek-born family, she studied fine arts at the Boston Museum School before working in textiles from 1944 to 1960. She learnt photography in her hometown but decided to devote herself entirely to this art after a trip to her native land. There, she began taking photographs of landscapes with a Rolleiflex. Back in Boston, she collected figurines, dolls, objects staged in subtil still lives composition, playing with baroque references and kitsch. She demonstrated her talents of composition as well as colorist.
She was acclaimed in the early 1960s by Edward Steichen and more than anything by John Szarkowski. As one of color photography pioneer, she was invited by Polaroid to test their first color films. The photographer marked spirits in 1966 with a major exhibition at the MoMA, where visitors could admire superb portraits of Faye Dunaway, Andy Warhol, Ezra Pound and Truman Capote. In 2014, she made a spectacular exhibition at the Bruce Silverstein Gallery called Arrangements. She spent the last years of her life teaching photography at Boston University.
The Eye of Photography pays homage to her.