Lida Moser

(born 1920)
Lida Moser Stanley Cursiter, 1887 - 1976. Artist. Unknown © The Estate of Lida Moser/National Galleries of Scotland


The photojournalist, Lida Moser, began her career in 1947 while a student in Berenice Abbot's studio in New York. She worked initially for 'Vogue' from 1949 and then for many other leading picture magazines, including 'Harper's Bazaar' and 'Look'. Across a varied commercial career, Moser gained a particular reputation for her portraits of artists, authors and musicians, shot mainly in Britain and the United States. Moser's first 'Vogue' assignment was titled 'Scottish Talents,' comprising portraits of leading Scottish artists and writers.