Berenice Abbott is one of my favourite photographers.

I promised myself that when I will have made my first sale as a photographer, this would be the book I would get as a reward.

At 634 pages including an index, it is a hefty volume and I look forward to learning more about this extraordinary woman. Her relationship with Eugène Atget's work alone is fascinating - the image of her carrying his glassplates across the Atlantic, determined to preserve his work for a posterity that did not yet care, is inspiring.

I am also preparing myself for encountering stories of the harrowing misogyny she must have faced as a brilliant professional woman in the 20th century.