If a Thing is Good…

 “The key to artistic photography is to work out your own thoughts, by yourselves. Imitation leads to certain disaster. New ideas are always antagonized. Do not mind that. If a thing is good it will survive.”

Gertrude Käsebier

Gertrude Käsebier, born in 1852, lived through American Civil War, the abolition of slavery, the women’s suffrage movement, WWI and the beginnings of the Great Depression. She had a unique way of looking at the world.  Her photos create stories that resonate within our hearts and minds. She accepted her responsibilities of a wife and mother even as she fearlessly pursued her artistic calling.  Many of Gertrude’s photographs highlighted the deep, even sacred bond between a mother and child.

Gertrude Käsebier used her talents to mentor and encourage other women to launch a career in photography – a new art form for a new century.

I earnestly advise women of artistic tastes to train for the unworked field of modern photography. It seems to be especially adapted to them, and the few who have entered it are meeting with gratifying and profitable success.”

Gertrude Käsebier

Published by Rebecca Budd

Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

10 thoughts on “If a Thing is Good…

    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments! You are the last message of my day. It is 10:30 in Vancouver Canada, and I can imagine it is a glorious morning in Italia. So glad that we connected!!


      1. You have given me my first laugh of the the day!!! I was certain I was sending messages to Italy. Now I know I’m sending my words to the other side of the world – I am assuming Sydney. Australia. Am I correct!!! I love surprises. Have a wonderful day – you have just made mine more remarkable…


    1. Ich stimme zu! Mein Sohn nimmt einen Deutschkurs in der Universität in diesem Jahr. Er kann lesen Teil Ihrer Nachricht. Bis er beherrscht wird, lerne ich die Übersetzer zu verwenden!


  1. Women’s issues today get much news coverage. But, it is women, like Gertrude Kasebier and the Cone sisters who encouraged women to develop their talents and to think for themselves when it wasn’t really popular to do so. The women’s vote gets a lot of attention now. But it was women, like my mother. who fought for the privilege to vote.


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