The Enduring Legacyof Marilyn Monroe photographs 1992-2012 by Mary Ann Lynch
"This is a compelling meditation about the woman who was, and is, loved as no other woman in contemporary culture." ~ Gene Brown, author & film historian ~
--Mary Ann Lynch gives us the Marilyn Monroe of today--
2012 marks the 50th anniversary of Marilyn's death and passage from pop culture icon into the timeless realm of myth, legend and worldwide permanent fame. Lynch is gearing up for a book and traveling exhibition for 2012-2013. The 2011 Valentine's Day special feature in the well-known blog Lenscratch, published by Aline Smithson, goes deep inside Lynch's 20-year odyssey throughout the world photographing Marilyn today--as depicted in images, media, artworks, architecture, events and performances -- in private spaces and public places, in a wide variety of contexts and locales.
For the Lenscratch article of February 14. 2011, go to www.lenscratch.blogspot.com.http -- when the page opens, find the index of contributors on the right and scroll down to Mary Ann Lynch and that will take you to the article, which includes 25 photographs, text, and a cover mock-up
________________Statement about the Work________________
For fifteen years, beginning in 1990, I photographed Marilyn Monroe throughout the world, from Puerto Rico to Paris, and from Equador to the Mojave Desert and throughout the United States. I got used to seeing Marilyn's image wherever I traveled, and meeting fans, devotees, admirers, impersonators, and those fascinated with her -- everywhere. After working on the project for two years I realized that I could go anywhere in the world and hold up a photograph of Marilyn Monroe and get a smile. She's a global ambassador of Love.
Call her a screen goddess or an icon, a legend, a role model or a modern-day Aphrodite or Venus -- however we think of her, Marilyn lives on.
--Mary Ann Lynch, NYC, August 2005 ____________________________________
Mary Ann Lynch has shown her Marilyn work in solo and curated group shows in the United States, Czech Republic, and Japan. It has been published, written about and discussed in press throughout the United States and Europe and featured on Radio Free Europe, where an interview went out to millions. Another interview done for XM Satellite was nominated for a Gracie, an annual award for women in journalism. A 2006 Lucie/International Photography Awards (IPA) award went to a series from "Forever Marilyn: The Enduring Legacy of Marilyn Monroe," her 2005 retrospective at John Stevenson Gallery in NYC.
Lynch's Marilyn work is included in distinguished collections public and private and has sold at auction at Christie's New York and at various auctions for non-profit organizations.
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