Marilyn Stafford: A Life in Photography


Marilyn Stafford is a founder member of Shoreham Wordfest, and we are delighted to be able to promote this outstanding collection of her lifetime’s work in photography.  Published by Bluecoat Productions, the book is beautifully presented in a handsome large format on heavy weight paper with each photograph clearly reproduced.

The captivating photographs are accompanied by tales of Marilyn’s extraordinary life, from her first photograph of Albert Einstein, to the café society and post-war poverty of Paris, Lebanon in the 1950s, refugees from the Algeirian war, to fashion shoots in Paris and swinging ‘60s London and reportage from her time spent with Indira Ghandhi in India.

At a time when women were expected to be mothers and wives, not professional photographers, Marilyn Stafford blazed her way into photographic history. Her distinctive approach was deceptively casual and yet psychologically revealing. Over four decades from 1948, she would shoot world leaders and poets; artists, writers, and mourning mothers; children playing on the street, victims of war, refugees, and fashion models.

Having grown up in the Depression, Marilyn was acutely sensitive: she wanted to use her camera to cast a light on injustice, to tell stories that had, in her words, ‘something important to say’.

The book has been curated and edited by her daughter Lina Clerke and Nina Emett. Director of

This is a limited edition collection and we can arrange for each copy to be individually signed by Marilyn herself.  A selection of the photographs will be on display in a retrospective tour – details to follow.

  • £7 postage or arrange local collection to the book page
Total price:
  •  Plus £7 postage or arrange local collection to the book page
  • Collection can be arranged after purchase by contacting
  • Photographer Marilyn Stafford
  • ISBN 9781908457707
  • Hardback
  • B/W and colour 270 x 290mm landscape + 228pp
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