Мир моды (и не только) Мэрилин Стаффорд

Мэрилин Стаффорд всю жизнь снимала мир – от портретов в лондонских домах до торговцев фруктами в Ливане и высокой моды в Париже – через объектив своей камеры.

Фотограф американского происхождения документировала основные события 20-го века на протяжении своей 30-летней карьеры, посещая ключевые международные мероприятия и встречаясь с выдающимися личностями. В ее портфолио – Эдит Пиаф, Элеонора Рузвельт, Бинг Кросби, Шэрон Тейт и многие другие.

Карьера г-жи Стаффорд началась в 1948 году после того, как она сделала зернистый портрет лауреата Нобелевской премии физика Альберта Эйнштейна у него дома. До встречи с Эйнштейном она никогда не пользовалась 35-мм камерой и ранее признавалась, что “понятия не имела, что делала”, когда делала фотографию.

Она продолжала работать в Нью-Йорке, а в 1958 году вышла замуж за британского иностранного корреспондента, работавшего в Париже. Работа мужа привела ее в Италию, а затем в Ливан, где она проводила время, путешествуя и документируя местную жизнь.

В середине 1960-х годов г-жа Стаффорд переехала в Лондон в качестве матери-одиночки и сотрудничала с несколькими британскими и международными изданиями, включая The Observer, Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily и The Herald Tribune. Она продолжала путешествовать по миру и заниматься фотографией до 1980-х годов.

Г-жа Стаффорд скончалась 2 января в возрасте 97 лет. В честь талантливой художницы и рассказчицы MailOnline подробно описывает ее жизнь так, как это делала она – через объектив своей камеры.

Model at Tour D¿Argent by Marilyn Stafford: The photographer captured this image in Paris, circa 1955. The model is seen donning a Givenchy dress and Haute Couture

 

Model at Tour D’Argent by Marilyn Stafford: The photographer captured this image in Paris, circa 1955. The model is seen donning a Givenchy dress and Haute Couture

Prêt-à-porter on a rainy day: Marilyn Stafford captured this image in Paris in 1960. It shows a woman on the Parisian streets during a rainy day. Her silhouette is reflected in a shoppe window

Prêt-à-porter on a rainy day: Marilyn Stafford captured this image in Paris in 1960. It shows a woman on the Parisian streets during a rainy day. Her silhouette is reflected in a shoppe window

Marilyn Stafford captured a fruit seller and tinsmith chatting at a market in Tripoli, Lebanon, in 1960

Marilyn Stafford captured a fruit seller and tinsmith chatting at a market in Tripoli, Lebanon, in 1960

Model with dog by Marilyn Stafford: A model in Ready-to-Wear is pictured with a dog, Passerelle des Arts, Paris, circa 1955

Model with dog by Marilyn Stafford: A model in Ready-to-Wear is pictured with a dog, Passerelle des Arts, Paris, circa 1955

Marilyn Stafford captures street sleepers in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, circa 1950

Marilyn Stafford captures street sleepers in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, circa 1950

Marilyn Stafford captures a model in ready-to-wear with child in scuffed boots in Montmartre, Paris, circa 1955

Marilyn Stafford captures a model in ready-to-wear with child in scuffed boots in Montmartre, Paris, circa 1955

Marilyn Stafford captures a photograph of two men smoking

Marilyn Stafford captures a photograph of two men smoking

A model poses for Marilyn Stafford at the Chelsea Antique Market, on the King¿s Road, west London, in 1970

A model poses for Marilyn Stafford at the Chelsea Antique Market, on the King’s Road, west London, in 1970

Marilyn Stafford took a collection of portraits over her 30-year career as a photographer

Marilyn Stafford took a collection of portraits over her 30-year career as a photographer

The American-born photographer documented the highlights of the 20th century over the course of her 30-year career, attending key international events and meeting with monumental figures

The American-born photographer documented the highlights of the 20th century over the course of her 30-year career, attending key international events and meeting with monumental figures

Marilyn Stafford photographs a model called Twiggy in London in 1970

Marilyn Stafford photographs a model called Twiggy in London in 1970

Marilyn Stafford spent her life capturing the world through the lens of her camera. One of her portraits is shown above

Marilyn Stafford spent her life capturing the world through the lens of her camera. One of her portraits is shown above

Mulk Raj Anand with a village victim of the Bangladesh Liberation War, Gopalganj District, 1972

Mulk Raj Anand with a village victim of the Bangladesh Liberation War, Gopalganj District, 1972

Marilyn Stafford's portfolio included portraits of many celebrities including Edith Piaf, who is pictured in Paris, circa 1950

Marilyn Stafford’s portfolio included portraits of many celebrities including Edith Piaf, who is pictured in Paris, circa 1950

The photographer captured an image of a young girl carrying a milk bottle, Cité Lesage-Bullourde, circa 1950

The photographer captured an image of a young girl carrying a milk bottle, Cité Lesage-Bullourde, circa 1950

Marilyn Stafford captured a photo of a weightlifter exerting himself in Sidon, Lebanon in 1960

Marilyn Stafford captured a photo of a weightlifter exerting himself in Sidon, Lebanon in 1960

Marilyn Stafford captures Indira Gandhi boarding a plane in Delhi in 1971

Marilyn Stafford captures Indira Gandhi boarding a plane in Delhi in 1971

The fashion collection: Marilyn Stafford captures Twiggy at a press call in London, circa 1966

The fashion collection: Marilyn Stafford captures Twiggy at a press call in London, circa 1966

The fashion collection: Marilyn Stafford captures Twiggy at a press call in London, circa 1966

Marilyn Stafford photographed a model who was holding her heels and an umbrella, as she wears flat boots, following a fashion shoot at the Louvre, circa 1955

Marilyn Stafford photographed a model who was holding her heels and an umbrella, as she wears flat boots, following a fashion shoot at the Louvre, circa 1955

Marilyn Stafford boarding Indian Air Force flight to Kashmir with Indira Gandhi. Photographer unknown

Marilyn Stafford boarding Indian Air Force flight to Kashmir with Indira Gandhi. Photographer unknown

Marilyn Stafford took a photograph of Francesca Serio (1903-1992) in Rome, circa 1959. Ms Serio sued the Mafia after it killed her son

Marilyn Stafford took a photograph of Francesca Serio (1903-1992) in Rome, circa 1959. Ms Serio sued the Mafia after it killed her son

A photograph of the southern Lebanese city of Baalbek in 1960. The city was merely a village at the time

A photograph of the southern Lebanese city of Baalbek in 1960. The city was merely a village at the time

Marilyn Stafford photographs Indian author Mulk Raj Anand

Marilyn Stafford photographs Indian author Mulk Raj Anand

Dior model and umbrella by Marilyn Stafford: Ready-to-Wear, Christian Dior Boutique, Paris, 1950

Dior model and umbrella by Marilyn Stafford: Ready-to-Wear, Christian Dior Boutique, Paris, 1950

Rahul, grandson of Indira Gandhi, playing beside sandbags, which were used to protect his grandmother¿s house during the Indo-Pakistani War, New Delhi, 1972

Rahul, grandson of Indira Gandhi, playing beside sandbags, which were used to protect his grandmother’s house during the Indo-Pakistani War, New Delhi, 1972

Joanna Lumley, left, with models backstage during a Jean Muir fashion show

Joanna Lumley, left, with models backstage during a Jean Muir fashion show

Marilyn Stafford takes a photograph as Indira Gandhi speaks at mass rally in Kashmir in 1971

Marilyn Stafford takes a photograph as Indira Gandhi speaks at mass rally in Kashmir in 1971

A model is seen next to children on street in Montmartre, Paris in about 1955

A model is seen next to children on street in Montmartre, Paris in about 1955

Marilyn Stafford took a photograph of Indira Gandhi¿s driver during her a tour of Kashmir after the 1971 war with Pakistan

Marilyn Stafford took a photograph of Indira Gandhi’s driver during her a tour of Kashmir after the 1971 war with Pakistan

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