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Charlotte Brooks (1918-2014)

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The Look Magazine Photograph Collection contains the bulk of negatives, slides, and contact sheets of photographs that Charlotte Brooks produced on assignment. More than 450 descriptions of her photo assignments are online. To learn more about the LOOK Magazine Photograph Collection, see:

Other Institutions

University of Louisville, Kentucky
The Photographic Archives has a substantial holding of Brooks' photographs for the Standard Oil of New Jersey Project. External link

Modest holdings of Brooks' work can also be found at San Diego's Museum of Photographic Arts; the University Art Museum, University of California-Santa Barbara; the International Center of Photography in New York City; and the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York.


Works About Brooks

Arden, Julie. "Girl on Assignment." Popular Photography (February 1945): 36-37, 94.

Bennett, Edna. Portrait Guide. New York: American Photographic Book Publishing, 1958, 88-93. [Tips on making group portraits.]

Cowles, Gardnder. Mike Looks Back: The Memoirs of Gardner Cowles, Founder of Look Magazine. New York: G. Cowles, 1985, 142-43.

Infinity. (January 1973): 5-13. [Society of Photographers in Communication]

Marcus, Adrianne. Mary Ellen Mark and Annie Leibowitz: The Photojournalist. New York: T.Y. Crowell, [1974], 13, 89.

Peters, Ben. "Feature Article: Charlotte Brooks." Photo Arts (August 1952): 186-191.

Plattner, Steven W. Roy Stryker U.S.A., 1943-1950: The Standard Oil Photography Project. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1983. Call Number: TR 820.5.P57 1983 FSA

Rothstein, Arthur. Photojournalism: Pictures for Magazines and Newspapers. New York: American Photographic Book Publishing, [1956], 108-115, 152. Call Number: PN 4784.P5 R6 FSA

Vitello, Paul. "Charlotte Brooks, a Photographer for LOOK Magazine, Dies at 95," The New York Times, March 20, 2014.

Works That Feature Brooks' Photographs

"Airborne Nurses." 1955 Photography Annual, 71.

"Emergency Call." Our World 2:6 (July 1947), contents page and 14-18.

"Furlough Father." Parade, October 29, 1944.

"Furlough Father." Everywoman's Magazine (August 1945).

"Furlough Father." This Week, New York Herald Tribune, March 1945.

"Furlough Father." The Crown, May 1945.

Kahn, Manya. Body Rythms: A New Approach to Exercise. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1977.

Keller, Ulrich. The Highway as Habitat: A Roy Stryker Documentation 1943-1955. University of California-Santa Barbara, CA, 1984.

Look. Our Land and Our People: People in Pictures from Look Magazine. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1958, 73, 76, 84.

Okrent, Daniel. The Way We Were: New England Then, New England Now. New York: Grove Weidenfeld, 1988, 36, 37, 54, 86, 106-09, 122, 151.

Photo Arts 1952, 69, 72, 85.

Standard Oil of New Jersey. The Lamp. Various issues, 1944-1946.

Suburbia: The Good Life in our Exploding Utopia. New York: Cowles Education, 1968.

U.S. Camera (August 1946). [monthly magazine]

U.S. Camera Annual, 1947, 242-3. Call Number: TR1.U5 1947

U.S. Camera Annual, 1948, 192-3. Call Number: TR1.U5 1948

U.S. Camera Annual, 1949, 183. Call Number: TR1.U5 1949

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