American painter and photographer Lillian Bassman made a great contribution to fashion photography during the 1940s and 1960s. Most of her works work published in Harper’s Bazaar from 1950-1965. Her signature works contain high contrasts of black and white, graininess details, and perfectly angled views of the models.
After her stint as fashion photographer, she abandoned her craft and moved on to be a painter in the 1970s. However, her works have not been forgotten as they serve as inspiration for photographers today. Even after her death, her legacy continues to be seen in current photos of fashion magazines who want to exude the same sophistication and elegance her photographs reveal.