ARCHIVE YALE SUBMISSION
MARGO TAUSSIG PINKERTON
Light & Shadows
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.
- JULY 2015 - MARCH 2016
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.”
In Photography International Charter Member
Margo Taussig Pinkerton
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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
Clive Waring, Editor/Silvershotz
Interactive Magazine of International Contemporary Photography - winning
final online exhibition before transfer to the Beinecke