Monday, December 29, 2014

RIP Creative genius Jane Bown



British photographer Jane Bown, who captured Samuel Beckett, John Lennon and Queen Elizabeth II in iconic black and white portraits, has died aged 89, her former employer The Observer reported on Sunday. The newspaper employed Bown in 1949, and she came to the office each week for over half a century, continuing to work with 35mm film and becoming part of the "DNA" of the newspaper, according to editor John Mulholland. "She produced some of the most memorable and insightful images of prominent cultural and political figures taken during the 20th century," Mulholland said. "Her beautifully observed pictures have become part of our cultural landscape."

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