16 February 2012

Lillian Bassman- Requiescat in pace

Lillian Bassman June 15, 1917 – February 13, 2012
“I was interested in developing a method of printing on my own, even before I took photographs...
I wanted everything soft edges and cropped "
Bassman said she wanted to "create a new kind of vision aside from what the camera saw.” 
(B&W magazine in 1994)

Lillian Bassman-fashion photographer died on Monday at her home in Manhattan. She was 94. See her work at the New York Times here
& read her obituary at the Times here
& more of her work at La Lettre de Photographie here

books of her work Lillian Bassman , Lillian Bassman: Women. A new book,  Lillian Bassman: Lingerie, will be published by Abrams- April 1.




  1. Magnificent career. She left us with images of great beauty. Thank you, Lillian. Your time was well spent.

  2. A few years ago I attended a gallery show of her work in Soho. She was there and I got to meet her and chat for a few minutes and she autographed a show card. She was so lovely and gracious, just like her work. She was such an inspiration, especially for women.
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