Monday, March 2, 2009

John Rawlings

John Rawlings was one of the most prolific photographers of the twentieth century, with more than 200 Vogue and Glamour covers to his credit as well as an extensive roster of commercial advertising campaigns. His career as a photographer began in 1936, when he was hired by the Vogue studios as an apprenticed assistant, working alongside many of the now-legendary figures of photographic history - among them George Hoyningen-Huene, Cecil Beaton, Horst P. Horst and Irving Penn. During a three-decade affiliation with Conde Nast, Rawlings photographed nearly every stage, screen and society star of the 1940s and 1950s, including, among many others, Marlene Dietrich, the Duchess of Windsor, Truman Capote and Salvador Dali.

Facts taken from National Portrait Gallery

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