At a time when women were expected to be mothers and wives, not professional photographers, Marilyn Stafford blazed her way into photographic history. Her distinctive approach was deceptively casual and yet psychologically revealing. Over four decades from 1948, she would shoot world leaders and poets: artists, writers and mourning mothers; children playing on the street, victims of war, refugees and fashion models.
Having grown up in the Depression, Marilyn was acutely sensitive, using her camera to cast a light on injustice and to tell stories that had, in her words, ‘something important to say.’
Published by Bluecoat Press, Liverpool, Hardback, 27.5 x 3 x 29.5 cm