|Pioneering woman photog Helen Brush Jenkins dies|
|Written by Associated Press|
|Monday, 17 June 2013 09:45|
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Helen Brush Jenkins, a pioneering photojournalist who made Life magazine when she snapped a photo of her child moments after giving birth, has died. She was 94.
Her daughter, Genji Leclair, tells the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/12AOu1z ) that Jenkins died Wednesday at her home in Chicago, days after suffering a stroke.
Jenkins became a photographer for the now-defunct Daily News in Los Angeles in the 1940s at a time when few women held such jobs.
Over more than a dozen years, she snapped first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, President Harry Truman and stars such as Charlie Chaplin, Clark Gable and John Wayne.
In 1953, Life magazine printed a photo she took of her newborn baby just after giving birth.
Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.
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