This exhibition, curated by Nina Emett of FotoDocument and supported by Olympus, features Marilyn’s portraits which are some of her most iconic work, spanning a wide range of international household names across fashion, politics, art, film and literature. The exhibition also includes lesser known figures – but equally deserving of a place in history – including Francesca Serio, the first Italian person to bring the mafia to trial for killing her son or Algerian mother who fled to Tunisia during Algeria’s War of Independence featured in The Observer 50 years ago in 1958.
“I am delighted to be able to bring my work to public view this Autumn in three very different locations across the UK. It’s thrilling to have gone through my archives in more depth following a successful grant from Arts Council England and to show many of my photographs for the first time. These exhibitions span almost half a century of travelling and shooting, from fashion to well known figures to the social and political. They bring back so many wonderful memories,” says Marilyn Stafford.