Douglas Kirkland, a man educated in Buffalo (born in fort Erie), had the opportunity of a lifetime. His photo shoot with Marilyn Monroe changed his life forever.
On the day of the shoot, she asked all of the assistants to leave and
let the photographer and his model work alone. This set the stage for
an interpersonal play that makes this work unique.
Sadly, Marilyn died within a year of this shoot.
This outstanding session is highlighted in a new exhibition at Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo. Here's the information if you want to see this exhibition.