Marjory Collins was a talented American photojournalist, who began her photojournalism career in New York City in the 1930s by working for such magazines as PM and U.S. Camera. She was born in New York City in 1912. After attending Sweet Briar College, Virginia, she married the art historian, John Burr. When they divorced in 1935 Collins moved to Greenwich Village and attended lectures provided by the Photo League.

In 1941, Collins joined Roy Stryker’s team of photographers at the U.S. Office of War Information to document home front activities during World War II. She created remarkable visual stories of small town life, ethnic communities, and women war workers.

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