via Laura Serra / flickr

My first camera was one like this, a twin lens reflex my Uncle Jim gave me in second grade. Loved the big top viewfinder. Started me off on a lifelong hobby

Laura Gilpin ( born April 22, 1891 Austin Bluffs, Colorado – died  November 30, 1979 (aged 88) Santa Fe, New Mexico ) was an American photographer known for her photographs of Native Americans, particularly Navajo and Pueblo,and her Southwestern  landscapes.Her early work was in the Pictorialist style, but by the 1930s she had moved away from the soft-focus look of that style. She found her true vision in the  American Southwest, and she published several books on the region.

Another pioneering female photographer, Laura Gilpin American photographer of Southwestern landscapes, and Native Americans, particularly the Navajo and Pueblo.