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Josephine Powell Start to Finish

-Josephine Powel from a 1950s photo [left] & recent video [right] -Intrepid wanderer- photographer- She invented the coffee-table book photographing Anatolia in the 1950s- Wish I’d met her. ©TriciVenola 10/2012

After she died, there was a massive show of all her kilims, along with selected photographs, which she willed to the Republic of Turkey. She spent decades photographing nomadic and village people all over the country. She started as a New York socialite and became this intrepid wanderer, working with National Geographic to photographically preserve vanishing ways of life. And boy, did she love to smoke!

Frances with a Hat

©Trici Venola 2012 Textile queen Frances Ergen with a tribal hat.

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