Double Click: Twin Photographers in the Golden Age of Magazines

S. & S. Audio. Mar. 2024. 10:40 hrs. ISBN 9781797174297. $23.99. BIOG
Arts journalist Kino’s engaging debut traces the careers of Frances and Kathryn McLaughlin (1919–2014), identical twin fashion photographers who fought to make a name for themselves in a field dominated by men. Both women demonstrated a penchant for glamour and beauty at a young age, studying photography at the Pratt Institute and later working for popular fashion publications, including Frances’s work for Glamour and Vogue as the first woman staff photographer at Condé Nast and Kathryn’s freelance work for Harper’s Bazaar, Junior Bazaar, Charm, and Mademoiselle. Kino’s thoroughly researched biography provides insight into what it was like being an up-and-coming fashion photographer during and after World War II. With her well-modulated voice and precisely placed inflections, narrator Carlotta Brentan takes listeners comfortably through the narrative, describing the fast-paced world of New York fashion magazines as experienced by these talented photographers.
VERDICT Brentan’s inviting narration enhances this fascinating book, offering a unique glimpse into the rise of fashion magazines. Share with listeners seeking to learn more about the challenges women artists faced as they fought against conventional expectations in pursuit of their dreams.
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