b.1929 - d.2013
Bert Stern is one of the legendary figures in contemporary photography. Hugely successful in the fashion and advertising world, in the late 1960s he operated a studio from which he created countless award-winning ads, editorial features, magazine covers, films, and portraits. His name is firmly associated with the golden age of advertising, and many of his images are classics.
And yet, Stern's best known work is The Last Sitting, a collection of 2,500 photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken for Vogue magazine, six weeks before her death. Stern published Marilyn Monroe: The Complete Last Sitting in 1992, adding commentary that provided a more personal view of Monroe. Stern caused a stir when he recreated this photo shoot in 2008 with actress Lindsay Lohan for New York magazine.
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