Persephone Pioneers

Persephone Pioneers: Velvet D’Amour

(Editor’s note: frank discussion of weight follows.) Velvet D’Amour is a Renaissance woman in the truest sense. Born in Rochester, New York, Velvet went to Paris in her late 20s to pursue dance and photography, and since then she has walked the runways of Paris (at age 39 and weighing around 300 pounds), been sought […]


Badass Ladies of History: Margaret Bourke-White

Margaret Bourke-White was a lady of firsts. She was the first female war photographer, the first foreign photographer allowed to visit the Soviet Union, and the photographer whose photograph was featured on the very first issue of LIFE magazine. She was also the only female photographer to document the concentration camps at the end of […]


Photographer Spotlight – Kate

Editor’s Note: Continuing yesterday’s tradition of introducing our brand new photographers, this post features beautiful photos from Kate.  Grab a coffee and settle in for some lovely afternoon visuals.~o


Photographer Spotlight

Editor’s note: We’ve been incredibly lucky to find three (3!) incredibly talented photographers who have agreed to lend their talents to Persephone.  This post will introduce you to one of them, federov.  I found her on tumblr, home of all sorts of incredibly talented people and our prime recruiting spot.  Please enjoy her gorgeous (and […]