R.I.P. Lillian Bassman

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  1. billbretz

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    Beautiful work and an interesting life.
     
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    Love her images!

    my condolances
     
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    Excellant work! RIP Lillian.

    Jeff
     
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    What a sad day. I have loved her work since I discovered it about five years ago.

    Rest in Peace. You will not be forgotten.
     
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    W.O.W.!!!! All those years later, her work withstood the test of time and rekindled her career! Simply AH-MAZING!!!
     
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    I'm very sad at this news indeed I've admired Ms Bassman's work since I was a teenager in the 1950's and am surprised that so few photographers days have ever heard of her, she was a great influence as a teacher and mentor on Richard Avedon when he worked under her at Harpers Bazaar, and I can see a great deal of her influence in David Baileys work too and many other fashion photographers these days.
    Rest in Peace Lillian, I wish I had known you, you were one of the greats.
     
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    Sad sad news. I loved her body work. So ethereal, moving, and unique. I decided to order a copy of her book Lillian Bassman: Women, tonight. Looking forward to revisiting her body of work when I get it, and will introduce her when I go over portrait photography to students.
     
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    I wasn't familiar with her work, must look it up....but looks great from the link. I must say that a lot of these photographers seem to live a long life, something in the fixer?