Famed photographer who photographed Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot dies
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Douglas Kirkland was 88 years old.
, according to Variety. He became famous all over the world for his pictures of Hollywood celebrities who at different times graced the covers of various publications.
During the period of active work, such cult figures as Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Coco Chanel, Marlene Dietrich, Marcello Mastroianni, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Charlie Chaplin, Paul Newman posed for Kirkland. Robert De Niro, Frank Sinatra, Angelina Jolie and many other stars. At the peak of his career, Kirkland was considered one of the highest paid photographers in the world.
Douglas was born in 1934 in Toronto (Canada). At the age of 26, he was already a staff photographer for the well-known Look magazine. His photographs have also been published by Life, People, Sports Illustrated and other publications. In addition, Kirkland had a chance to work as a backstage photographer on the set of many famous Hollywood films, including “Titanic”, “Moulin Rouge” and “The Great Gatsby”.
Kirkland's work was appreciated not only by generous fees. The photographer has repeatedly received various prizes and awards from the Association of Photographers and Cameramen, the Academy of Film and Television Arts and other organizations. Kirkland's works are collected in 10 monographs, and his historical photographs of celebrities will be in demand in the media for a long time to come.
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