Nina Leen..."she became one of Life magazine’s first female photographers, in the 1940's. She shot countless assignments for the magazine, including more than fifty cover stories, and produced fifteen photo books. .(subjects were) American women and adolescents, and the Irascibles, a group of abstract artists, including Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko.Though many of Leen’s assignments were quite pedestrian ..her images are filled with tension and mystery."..