As a leading fashion photographer, Mark Shaw worked for Harper’s Bazaar, Mademoiselle, and a host of other fashion magazines. He started working for Life Magazine in 1952 and in 16 years, shot 27 covers and almost 100 stories. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Mark Shaw shot the European fashion collections for Life, and was one of the first photographers to shoot fashion on the runways and backstage at the couture shows. Among the many famous people Mark Shaw photographed were Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Brigitte Bardot, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Yves St. Laurent, Coco Chanel, John and Jackie Kennedy.
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