Marie Cosindas (September 22, 1923 – May 25, 2017) was an American photographer. She was best known for her evocative still lifes and color portraits. She was one of the first photographers to incorporate color photography into her work, which distinguished her from other photographers in the 1960s and 1970s. Most of her photographs were portraits and pictures of objects like dolls, flowers, and masks. In 1962, Ansel Adams recommended Cosindas to Polaroid for their artist trial of their new instant-developing color film. She was the fifth woman, and only the second photographer working on color, to have a show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, in 1966.
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Cosindas studied design and painting and attended photography workshops conducted by Ansel Adams in 1961 and by Minor White from 1963 to 1964. In 1962, she was one of about a dozen photographers invited by Poloroid to test Polacolor film. She experimented with the medium by varying color filters, development time, and temperature for every picture. She is best known for her still lifes and portraits.
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Marie Cosindas, Marie Alexia Cosindas
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