Born in 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA Marilyn Stafford’s introduction to photography was photographing Albert Einstein. From then on her career took her across the World, living first in Paris, where, with the encouragement and guidance of her friends Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson she became an internationally published photographer.
Marilyn’s work spans continents and covers a variety of subjects from street scenes, portraits, refugees and tribal peoples to international fashion.
After living and working in France, Italy, Lebanon and India she made her home in england in the mid-Sixties, where she was one of a handful of women photographers working on Fleet Fleet who paved the way for todays women in an industry once a male preserve.
In 2017 the Marilyn Stafford fotodocument award for women photographers was set up in her honour.