Naomi Rosenblum, Historian of Photography, Dies at 96 - The New York Times
Histories of photography traditionally focused on England, France and the United States. But Dr. Rosenblum’s major contribution, “A World History of Photography” (1984), provided a true global perspective. The book was translated into several languages and remains a standard text in the field.
Her other major work, “A History of Women Photographers” (1994), traced their accomplishments from the mid-1800s through the late 20th century. As she wrote, women’s participation in photography accelerated after George Eastman introduced the easier-to-use Kodak camera in 1888.