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Passing: Sally Soames, Fleet Street Photographer and Portraitist, Dies at 82

By David Schonauer   Friday October 18, 2019

Sally Soames, an intrepid British photojournalist who prided herself on establishing a personal connection with the politicians, actors, writers, artists and others she photographed, died on Oct. 5 at her home in London, reports The New York Times. She was 82. Known chiefly for her portraits, Soames was a rare woman in the testosterone-fueled world of Fleet Street newspapering. She photographed illuminaries including Margaret Thatcher, Sean Connery, Rudolf Nureyev, Margaret Atwood, Rupert Murdoch, Alec Guinness and Andy Warhol.

Read the whole story at The New York Times.

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