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'Camera girl' Doreen Spooner dies aged 91 years

Doreen Spooner (1928–21 April 2019), the first woman to work as a staff photographer on a Fleet Street newspaper, has died aged 91 years. She had a forty-year career, mostly on the Daily Mirror newspaper. She photographed Mandy Rice Davies and Christine Keeler in a London pub and captured Neil Kinnock falling in to the sea in Bright. She was a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and a former chair of its Visual Journalism Panel. 

See more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doreen_Spooner She was interviewed for the RPS Journal here: https://archive.rps.org/archive/volume-130/749556?q=spooner

Image: Doreen Spooner FRPS by Brendan Monks

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