(April 13 1909 - July 23 2001)
Before her career as an internationally acclaimed author, Eudora Welty believed she might make a living as a photographer. In addition to selling several photos to Life magazine, she enjoyed two exhibitions of her work in New York City in 1936 and 1937. Welty’s early photographs focused on everyday life in her native Mississippi, and many of her first attempts at publishing fiction included photographs to illustrate images in her stories.
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Photograph of Eudora Welty, unknown date, by Kay Bell, courtesy of Eudora Welty, LLC, Jackson, MS, USA
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