Berenice Abbott (July 17, 1898 – December 9, 1991), born Bernice Abbott, was an American photographer best known for her black-and-white photography of the architecture and urban design of New York City during the 1930s.

Abbott was born in Springfield, Ohio and was brought up there by her divorced mother. She attended Ohio State University, but left in early 1918.

In 1918 she moved with friends from OSU to New York's Greenwich Village, where she was "adopted" by the anarchist Hippolyte Havel. She shared a large house on ...

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