Camera Girl is a title and job from the middle of the last century – but closer to the present than it might seem at first. It’s not a gender-specific reality.
“I’m what is known as a darkroom girl,” she added. “In other words, I’m supposed to be a photographer—I mean a real photographer—a chemist, a camera mechanic, an accountant, a stockroom clerk, and a practical psychologist, just in case the camera girl starts to blow her top, you know.”
From Hawkins Is Inside, By Berton Roueché in The New Yorker, November 30, 1946.