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Kay Cain Photographs
Kay Cain Photographs

Kay Cain (1910-1996) began work as an Atlanta Constitution staff photographer in the fall of 1942. She may have been the second woman photographer at the paper, after Carolyn McKenzie Carter.

For the Constitution, Cain did both standalone human interest photography and photography to support stories, sometimes working with reporter Jane Noland (Graham), as pictured here. Cain’s assignments included shooting news as well as fashion, children, and visiting or local celebrities. She also placed some photos in national publications. With World War Two underway, Americans serving in the military and the home front were recurring elements in her work during this time. Kay Cain's last photograph published in the Constitution appeared in April 1944. She eventually settled in California.

The Kay Cain photographs contain images made for the Atlanta Constitution, unpublished photos made on Constitution assignments, works that Cain placed in other publications, and personal photos. Some of the photos in the collection were not taken by Cain, and some photographers are unknown. As a group, the photos provide an interesting view of Atlanta, 1942-44, and Atlanta Constitution staff and reporting during the period.

The rights status of the photos varies, but many are copyright Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

 
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