Thought for the day

"Everything went strictly ‘by the book,’ using means that were permitted by the constitution. At first there were ‘emergency decrees’ by the president of the Reich, and later a bill was passed by a two-thirds majority of the Reichstag giving the government unlimited legislative powers, perfectly in accordance with the rules for changing the constitution." -- Sebastian Haffner, Defying Hitler (paperback, Kindle, audiobook)



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Genevieve Naylor was born in 1915 in Springfield, Massachusetts. She attended Miss Hall School and later, at the age of 16, Music Box, an art school, where she studied painting. It was at the music box that Genevieve met his teacher, Misha Reznikoff.


Two years later, in 1933, they were in love, and when Misha moved to New York, Genevieve soon followed, and they settled into the bohemian lifestyle of Greenwich Village, living in a studio apartment – ​​filled with colorful paintings and cigarettes. Along with a huge converted stationary box and often home to parties with musicians, artists and fans that lasted several days.


In 1934, Naylor attended an exhibition by photographer Berenice Abbott and admired Abbott's work so much that he switched from painting to photography. Naylor became Abbott's apprentice in 1935, and they maintained their professional relationship until Naylor's death.



Her professional career began in 1937 when she became one of the first female photojournalists appointed by the Associated Press. In addition to AP, her photos started appearing in TIME, Fortune and LIFE magazines.