David E. Scherman was born in New York, USA on 2 March 1916. Shortly after graduating from Dartmouth College in 1936 Scherman bought a Leica camera, impressed editors of LIFE Magazine with his shots of Manhattan, and was hired as a copy boy. Scherman worked his way up to become the only staff photographer to become an editor and continued with the magazine until it folded in 1972.
In 1973 Scherman edited a hugely successful series of TIME LIFE books including The Best of LIFE. His final writing assignment was the introduction to Lee Miller’s War edited by Antony Penrose.
Scherman survived Miller by twenty years, dying in 1997 at the age of 81. It is with great pride and affection that the Lee Miller Archives have recently been engaged to represent his estate in regards to his private photography.