Thursday: Lillian Bassman

Lillian Bassman.

Under the guidance of the Russian emigrant, Alexey Brodovitch, she began to photograph her model subjects primarily in black and white. Her work was published for the most part in Harper’s Bazaar from 1950 to 1965. (Read more)

Sunday: 5 of 6

Friday: 5 of 6

Sunday: 2 of 6

Friday: 4 of 6

Suzy Parker in a dress with an apron front for Harper’s Bazaar(1951).
Photo by Lillian Bassman.

Tuesday: 2 of 6

Olga photographed by legendary photographer Lillian Bassman in 1950.

Tuesday: 1 of 6

Betty Biehn Mendoza photographed by Lillian Bassman in the 1950’s.

Lillian Bassman, who died in 2012, was an American photographer and painter.

From the 1940s until the 1960s Bassman worked as a fashion photographer for
Junior Bazaar and later at Harper’s Bazaar where she promoted the careers of
photographers such as Richard Avedon, Robert Frank, Louis Faurer and Arnold Newman.

This is romantic! She first met her future husband photographer, Paul Himmel,
at Coney Island,  at age six. They met again at 13, and started living together
when she was 15.
They were married  in 1935; Himmel died in 2009 after 73 years of marriage.