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Douglas Kirkland: A Life in Pictures

On the occasion of its 10th year Anniversary, Snap! Orlando welcomes legendary Hollywood photographer Douglas Kirkland. Kirkland has been at the cutting edge of fashion, photojournalism and portraiture, working for the world’s most reputable magazines, for more than 50 years. As a young photographer in 1961 he was assigned to photograph Marilyn Monroe and during several hours in a closed studio one night, captured a stunning portfolio of alluring and intimate images that survive to this day as a testament to her beauty and vulnerability.

Douglas Kirkland is today one of the best-known long-term photographers of our time and has worked for Look and Life magazines, where he photographed such icons as Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel, John Lennon, Andy Warhol, Charlie Chaplin, Grace Jones, and countless others. Born in 1934 in Fort Erie, Canada, he began his career as an apprentice to acclaimed photographer Irving Penn in 1957. He has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American S.O.C., Photographer of the Year from PMA, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from CAPIC in his native Toronto Canada in May 2006. He currently lives and works in Hollywood Hills, CA.

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