Shoreham Wordfest 2014: Stories In Pictures – Marilyn Stafford

Sunday 5th October 2014 - Starts 5pm

Shoreham Wordfest 2014 Ropetackle
Shoreham Wordfest 2014 Ropetackle

Photographer Marilyn Stafford talks about her extraordinary life and career.

She grew up in Ohio, where as a child she met Groucho Marx, her first photographic assignment was to photograph Albert Einstein, she lived in Paris for many years, sang there, knew Edith Piaf, and took fashion photos for Chanel. Her photographic development was mentored by Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Marriage to a British foreign correspondent took her to live in Italy and the Lebanon, later publishing her travels there in a photographic book. Her last portraits are of Indira Ghandi in India.

Internationally published, she was one of a handful of pioneering women photographers working on Fleet Street when she came to live in London in the mid 60s. Funded by an Arts Council grant she recently has had three major retrospective exhibitions of her photographs and now, as a Shoreham WordFest exclusive, she will show some of her photographs and talk about some of the stories behind them.

A not to be missed event, with afternoon tea available, and a special note-card edition of her photographs on sale.

Location: Tomfoolery Café
Shoreham High Street, BN43 5EG