Today we are celebrating Helen Gee’s 95th Birthday!
Born April 30, 1919, Helen Gee, born Helen Charlotte Wimmer in Jersey City, she later moved to New York City to live with painter Yun Gee, who she married in 1942.
She took their daughter, and left her husband when he was diagnosed with schizophrenia, and threatened to become violent.
For a living Helen taught herself transparency retouching, which led her to an interest in photography.
In 1954 Helen opened the Limelight, the first important New York post-war photography gallery. Although it closed in the 1960s, it was a pioneer in the sales of photography as an art form.
Here is a link to Amazon, where you can find her memoir of her time working at the Limelight.