Young, Louise Z. , 1920-2000


Louise Z. Young (1919-2004) was one half of the photographic group, Duette. Young photographed Tufts buildings, campus, people, and events.

History of Young, Louise Z.

Louise Z. Young was born in Corea, Maine in April, 1919. She began her career in photography when she took a position assisting a photographer in Bangor, Maine. Some of Young's best work came about as a result of her friendship with the American painter and poet Marsden Hartley. During World War II, she worked for The Bacharch Studio, where she was in charge of their darkroom. Following the war, Young and her partner, Jean Squttieri, opened their own studio in Beacon Hill, and later moved to Arlington, Massachusetts.

In the 1960s, Young worked with Bernice Abbott, printing the Parisian street scenes of French photographer Eugene Atget. She divided her time between her home in Arlington and her summer cottage in Corea, Maine, capturing the beauty and essence of the working village and its people. Young was a distinguished photographer for more than 65 years, until her death in July 2004.

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