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African dress has been known for inspiring high fashion, not headlining it. But that might soon change. Dakar Fashion Week, now it its 12th year, brings designers from around the world to celebrate African fashion. Per-Anders Pettersson photographed the event this past June.
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War is fraught with danger, even for journalists and especially for photographers who must get up close to their subjects to frame an image. Fashion is far less perilous, though photographers must also get intimate with their subjects. There are photographers who shoot both: battlefields and runways, guns and glamour.
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Photographer Lillian Bassman, known for her intimate, ethereal portraits of models in the 1940s through the mid-’60s, died Monday at her home in Manhattan. She was 94. Throughout her career, she developed a unique vision and style while paving the way for a generation of female fashion photographers.