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Bert Stern had the most in-demand iconic beauties of the 1950s and ’60s in front of his camera, including Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren. Possibly most memorably, he captured Marilyn Monroe six weeks before she died for a series later known as “The Last Sitting.”
- 02 - 25 - 13
For his first personal assignment, celebrity photographer and director Matthew Rolston shot portraits of a different breed of entertainers — ventriloquist dummies. “I’m not a ventriloquism person,” Rolston said. But at the core of his celebrity photography is the human face. And these were the most fascinating faces.
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Henry Grossman spent four years photographing The Beatles as they did everything from perform in concerts and pose for magazine covers to party late into the night and pour milk with bedhead in the morning. His never-before-seen photographs provide an intimate look at the pop culture icons.
- 01 - 23 - 13
American photographer Darcy Holdorf says aspiring actors in China’s booming film industry spend a majority of their time waiting for work. Based in Shanghai, she recently visited nearby Zhejiang province to look at the lives of extras working in one of the world’s largest film studios.
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Photographer Adam Ewing took portraits of Richmond residents who had groomed their head and facial hair for their roles as extras in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln.” The clothing, poses, and style of the portraits mix modern and 19th century aesthetics.
- 11 - 03 - 12
Kendrick Brinson does not claim to be a hip-hop or rap expert, merely an observer of the culture. Her outsider perspective has translated into a compelling ongoing project about the two genres and their influence in the American South.
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In the pre-paparazzi world, Hollywood studios carefully controlled the images of stars. Knowing that staged photo shoots made an actor more sympathetic with the public, studios set up their big names with pets - but not necessarily with ones they owned.
- 09 - 15 - 12
Dan Winters, known for his iconic portraits of people of interest, has seen everyone from President Barack Obama to Mr. Rogers and Tupac Shakur through his viewfinder. He and the subject work together to produce a work with raw emotion and thought.