Obituary: Photojournalist Abigail Heyman, Documenter of Women’s Changing Roles, 70

June 9, 2013

By Holly Stuart Hughes

© Abigail Heyman

An image from Abigail Heyman's 1974 book, Growing Up Female, A Personal Photo Journal. Heyman described it as a book "about women, and their lives as women, from one feminist's point of view."

Abigail Heyman, a pioneering photojournalist who documented the lives of women in the 1970s, 80s and 90s, died May 28, The New York Time reports. Her son, Lazar Bloch, tells PDN the cause of death was heart failure. Heyman was 70. Born in Danbury, Connecticut, Heyman attended Sarah Lawrence College and began her professional photography career in 1967. In her...

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