Most women sought to re-establish their photographic practice after arriving in Britain, producing portraits of eminent Britons and émigrés alike.
Lotte Meitner-Graf and Gerty Simon recreated their studios in London’s fashionable Bond Street and Chelsea. Anneli Bunyard and Inge Ader set up Bunyard Ader, a jointly-run studio on Finchley Road, home to a large German-Jewish exile community. Bauhaus photographer Lucia Moholy created singular character studies. In Manchester, a young Dorothy Bohm opened her Studio Alexander. Laelia Goehr ran a small studio in Amersham. Her portrait of Bill Brandt holding a camera to his face is a portrait of photography itself.
Portrait of Bill Brandt, 1945
©Laelia Goehr Estate