Portrait of Elaine Ostroff / by katie ring

Being a photographer gives you the unique opportunity to meet such interesting people.

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Last weekend I was lucky enough to photograph Elaine Ostroff, a pioneer and proponent of universal design. What an accomplished woman! I learned that universal design, which has its roots in the disability rights movement, means designing environments in a way that everyone will benefit. Elaine has been recognized with a past exhibit of her work at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. and she is the 2004 recipient of the Misha Black Medal for Distinguished Services in Design Education – the first woman and the first American to receive that award. I have so much love for pervious generations of pioneering feminists like Elaine!

 

Learn more about Elaine here: http://www.heraldnews.com/article/20150724/news/150727825