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Lillian Bassman

Lilian Bassman

“Lillian Bassman became a student at Design Lab under Alexey Brodovitch and then worked with him as an art director at Bazaar and Junior Bazaar. From time to time, Bassman took pictures and published them in Junior Bazaar. Bassman would use the darkroom during lunchtime to improve her “tissuing” technique. Years later, at the age of thirty-two, eventually she became a professional photographer.

By looking at her photographs, we are transforming into the high fashion in the 50’s and 60’s. Bassman’s tireless efforts of experimenting with the shot itself as well as later in the darkroom, make her photography very distinct from others.”