A Dash of Daring: Carmel Snow and Her Life in Fashion, Art, and Letters by Penelope Rowlands
Reviewed by Benjamin Schwarz
The Atlantic Monthly
"On a bleak October day in 1933, Martin Munkacsi, a prestigious Hungarian photojournalist who'd never before taken a fashion picture, was on Long Island's Piping Rock Beach with a socialite model and Carmel Snow, the new fashion editrix of Harper's Bazaar, who had hired him to shoot a feature for the magazine's 'Palm Beach' issue. Munkacsi, who would become one of the most successful photographers of his generation, ordered the shivering model in bathing suit and cloak to run toward the camera. The resulting snap revolutionized fashion photography." Read the entire Atlantic Monthly review.