James Abbe
American , 1883-1973
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

James Abbe, who dubbed himself “the tramp photographer,” was a pioneering portraitist and photojournalist, who captured the international stars of stage and screen, as well as the early 20th-century power struggles across the Soviet Union and Europe and their havoc-wreaking leaders. Appearing in his black-and-white, …

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