Kurt Markus, an internationally acclaimed fine art photographer known for his black-and-white portraits, magazine and fashion work, and luminous landscapes, died in Santa Fe on June 12, after a battle with Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body disease. He was 75 years old.
He was famous for his portraits of supermodels and his close relationship with Princess Diana. His images are part of the fashion canon.
The American photographer Bert Stern worked for Vogue in 1962, and written into his contract was a 10-page photo essay on a subject of his choice. Stern chose America’s blonde bombshell, Marilyn Monroe, and for a shoot in June asked her to the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles. The photographs are still provocative today.
The legendary photographs of Marilyn Monroe from Bert Stern’s “The Last Sitting” are the subject of this exhibition at Staley-Wise Gallery. Indeed, very few photo shoots are legendary, one above all the others checks all the boxes : Marilyn Monroe and Bert Stern at the Bel Air Hotel for VOGUE in 1962.
Priscilla Rattazzi spoke about her career in photography and what inspired her most recent body of work at the Society of The Four Arts in Palm Beach, Florida on January 27, 2022.