Marilyn Stafford obituary
Photographer whose exceptional portfolio spanning decades of conflict, fashion and celebrities reflects her extraordinary life
The extraordinary career of the photographer Marilyn Stafford began by accident with her first portrait: a grainy picture of a smiling Albert Einstein taken in his home in 1948.
Stafford, who has died aged 97, had never used a 35mm camera before and admitted she had “no idea what I was doing” as she accompanied two friends to interview the Nobel prizewinning physicist. “All I was aware of was that I had to focus and click the shutter,” she said.