© Richard Avedon, 1961, Bert Stern (from STERN Fotografie Portfolio No. 49)
I just found out about this big loss to the world of photography today: Bert Stern, a self-taught American commercial photographer, best known for taking some of the last shots of Marilyn Monroe, died a few days ago, on June 26. May his soul rest in peace.
When I visited my friend Simeon Johnke, a great German photographer, in his hometown Nuremberg two years ago, I found this wonderful STERN portfolio at a small bookstall near St. Lawrence’s church for a bargain:
Find an obituary on Stern here and an interview from April 2013 here.
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