Elizabeth Taylor was a British-American star who began her acting career at a young age. Learn more about this glamorous actress on this edition of Fast Facts.
Dame Elizabeth Taylor started acting at the age of 10 when she made her debut screen appearance in There’s One Born Every Minute in 1942. In 1944, she was given a role in National Velvet which boosted her to stardom. From then on, she was given bigger roles to play. In the span of her career, she won 2 Academy Awards for Best Actress, and other notable recognitions from various entities. Learn more about her with some fast facts:
Elizabeth Taylor was known for having violet eyes and 2 sets of eyelashes.
She appeared on the cover of People magazine 14 times.
Michael Jackson was one of Elizabeth Taylor’s closest friends.
Elizabeth Taylor was married 8 times to 7 different men; she married Richard Burton twice.
This article is dedicated to a great American photographer who spent many years of her career documenting the lives of the most vulnerable people, touching on themes like loneliness, homosexuality, drug addiction, and civil right struggles: Mary Ellen Mark, who passed away in May this year.
Valerio Spada went beyond his comfort zone and stepped right into the battlefield with his camera. He went to Naples, Italy, an area populated by the Camorra Mafia but also home to Annalisa Durante who, at the age of 14, was killed by a bullet aimed at a Camorra boss. What happened to her could've happened to any of the girls portrayed in the book Gommorah Girl. This work is about Annalisa. It's about all of the girls that, just like her, seem doomed to an unfair destiny - which, hopefully, may still change.
This article is a tribute to the street and humanist photographer Sabine Weiss. Considered a living legend in street photography, she likes to photograph daily lives of people, trying to capture the emotions she recognizes around her. Weiss like to photograph people of all ages but she especially loves to take photos of children, masterfully immortalizing their spontaneous gestures and emotions. For this article, I was inspired by one of her rare sports photos of some children practicing judo. Do you want to know more about this great artist? Well, read on!
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One Christmas, David Townsend was given the Konstruktor by his wife. It sparked an idea in his head, taking inspiration from Jack Lowe's Lifeboat Station project and his love for photography. He built and beautifully customised the Konstruktor and has just embarked on his own long term analogue project, because a camera is for life, not just for Christmas. Learn more about his project in this interview.