Jessie Tarbox Beals

When the Buffalo Inquirer photographer came to St. Louis, she found herself without proper press credentials. Unable to get access, Jessie made use of candid photography, shot from atop ladders and hot air balloons, capturing the most imaginative and striking images of the World’s Fair. Jessie is credited with most of the photographs of the Olympic Games. In doing so, she was an early pioneer in documentary and action photography. Image source unknown