International Center of Photography
Amelia Earhart was not only one of our most dashing heroines but, as an eponymous new book published by Steidl/ICP demonstrates, also among the most photogenic. Striking formal portraits, news and feature photos, and casual snapshots of the homegrown beauty posed with the likes of Diego Rivera and Eleanor Roosevelt explain why the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic became a popular style-setter, a symbol of the New Woman, and a media celebrity whose fame blazed ever more brightly until, in 1937, she disappeared during that tragic last flight over the Pacific.
— Francine Prose
Printed from Oprah.com on Wednesday, December 11, 2013