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Helen Muspratt

(1907—2001) photographer


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Best known for their portraits of Cambridge's intellectual and literary figures. Ramsey, through her psychology studies and marriage with the mathematician Frank Plumpton Ramsey, was well connected to this circle when she and Muspratt opened their studio in 1932, expanding to Oxford in 1937. Muspratt had already established a portrait studio in Swanage in 1929, where she belonged to the artistic community and experimented with modernist techniques such as solarization, developing an innovative style of rhythmic composition and bold framing. Muspratt also documented life in Russia (1936) and the Rhondda Valley mining communities (1937).

From The Oxford Companion to the Photograph in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Photography and Photographs.


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