Photographer Lillian Bassman Dies

February 14, 2012

By David Walker

©Lillian Bassman

From "Lillian Bassman: Lingerie," a new book to be published in March by Abrams.

Fashion photographer Lillian Bassman, whose high contrast black-and-white fashion images from the 1940s through the 1960s enjoyed a popular resurgence fifteen years ago, has died in New York City. She was 94. A contemporary of Irving Penn and Richard Avedon, Bassman trained and worked under Alexey Brodovitch, the legendary art director at Harper’s Bazaar. In 1945, she was named art...

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