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Dorothy Alexander
Photographs, 1974

.1 cu. ft.


Dorothy Alexander was educated at McGill University School of Architecture. She worked for Hans Hollein in New York as well as in the offices of Richard Meier and Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer. In 1981, Alexander became a staff photographer for Skyline, the magazine for the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies. During the 1980s through the early 1990s, she worked as a photographer for The Writer's Voice, The Academy of American Poets, West Side Spirit, and the Toronto Globe & Mail. Since the late 1980s Alexander worked as a photographer for Oculus, the magazine for the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Alexander's photographs have been the subjects of numerous exhibitions in New York. They focus on urban landscapes, street portraits, and some abstract work. Her work is in the main collections at the Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. See also the IAWA Biographical Database.


The collection consists of a set of photos on a board entitled "White Flowers." They were used as the opening image of a chapter in Women in American Architecture: A Historic and Contemporary Perspective, edited by Susana Torre (New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1977).


Dorothy Alexander by way of Susana Torre donated the material in the collection in 2000. This collection is part of the International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) housed in Special Collections, Digital Library and Archives, University Libraries, Virginia Tech.


Folder 1
"White Flowers," photos on board

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