Remembering Bert Stern
Bert Stern, who is considered to be one of the most important photographers of fashion and celebrities, died on Tuesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 83 years old.
Born in Brooklyn in in 1929, he began using the camera when he was drafted during the Korean War, photographing the troops’ ships heading to Japan. Upon his return to the United States, Stern explored advertising photography, and went on to photograph for Vogue.
He is perhaps most well-known for The Last Sitting, a beautiful and poignant collection of 2,500 photographs that he took of Marilyn Monroe, just six weeks before she died. These photographs were published in Vogue.
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