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Dubbed The Barefoot Contessa by a friend in 1970, Margo Taussig Pinkerton has been a professional photographer traveling the world since 1982. Her work has been published in National Geographic Traveler, Caribbean Travel & Life, GEO, and a host of other international journals, calendars, and coffee-table books. She also has a long list of corporate clients to her credit.

Before that, Margo had an eclectic career that, according to several of her stock agencies, contributed to her unique eye and approach to people and photography.

With awards and honorable mentions, including Epson International Photographic Pano Awards, Black and White Spider Awards, and our own Women in Photography (WIPI), Margo’s photographs have been widely seen in juried shows, solo exhibitions, galleries, and museums and are in collections worldwide.

Now retired from commercial work, Margo runs Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures in the US and overseas with her husband, fellow photographer Arnold “Arnie” Zann who started out with LIFE and Time, among many other clients. She and her husband are also concentrating more on their fine art photography.

Coming from a many-generation, artistic family, Margo strives for passion and personal input in a photograph. Valuing aesthetics over techno-speak, she loves to impart her decades of experiences and love for photography to her workshop participants.

UPDATE - JULY 2015 - MARCH 2016

Margo is proud to be part of the Beinecke Archives for WIPI at Yale. Currently, she is working on several projects, including “The Cuba We Know” (working title) with her husband and fellow photographer in which they avoid the cliché and staged shots so often seen from the amazing island nation. Instead, they are focusing on the daily lives of the resilient Cuban people. Meanwhile, a newer member of WIPI (2009 or 2010), she has had a number of images accepted into various exhibits, including the recent “i AM woman … i AM digital.”

Women In Photography International Charter Member

Margo Taussig Pinkerton

Hillsborough, North Carolina

©Copyright for all images remains the property of exhibited photographer, and promotional use for Women In Photography International. All inquiries regarding use of and purchasing image use rights must be directed to the photographer.

File Uploaded 5/29/2015
Update Biography Final, February 2016- WIPI group library submission


Juror: Clive Waring, Editor/Silvershotz
Interactive Magazine of International Contemporary Photography - winning images:
WIPI's final online exhibition before transfer to the Beinecke


Aloma, Alpert, Alt, Asimow, Balcazar, Bartolomeo, Bartone, Bauknight, Berger, Bigbee, Biggerstaff, Blair, Burns, Carr, Clendaniel, Connelly, Corday, Dean, Dooley, Ebert, Ferro, Flamer, Gates, Squires, Goldberg, Gottlieb, Greenblat, Henry, Hofkin, Jacobi, Jacobs, Jentz, L'Heureux, Jimemez, Keller, Kim-Miller, Kitchen, Lee, Madison, Maltese, McLemore, Meiser, Meltzer, Miller, Money, Neroni, Ohman, Olin, Pettit, Pinkerton, Poinski, Press, Pulga, Richards, Rink, Roter, Schneider, Siegfried, Silverman, Simonite, D. Stevens, J.Stevens, Stewart, Taylor, Temmer, Terry, Trenda, Tuggle, Vanderford, Waage


Women In Photography International Archive is held at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, Peter Palmquist Western Americana permanent Collection since 2003. The inclusion of WIPI hard copy and digital files from mid-2003 to present will be added to the collection. The 2014-2015 WIPI CHARTER GALLERY is set up for inclusion into the upcoming newly renovated Beinecke Library. The CHARTER MEMBER gallery of dedicated women photographers is a spotlight to introduce and showcase historical documentation and current member work.

Beinecke File thru 2003 - Series IV - Women in Photography International Records Literary and image rights, including copyright, belong to the photographers and authors or their legal heirs and assigns.

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