Ilse Bing, or “Queen of the Leica,” 1931. “Autoportrait dans Miroirs.”

When I was a little girl, children were looked upon as, “not yet” — something not yet perfect. I resented this approach toward me. … This world was so colorful and so rich that I wanted never to become a grown-up. Yet, I had to grow up. This childhood experience, however, stayed with me. It made me respect all children as persons complete in themselves, as persons who had to find their own way, with ideas and inner struggles as valid as those of grown-ups …“ [via] More