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Obituary: Jane Bown CBE HonFRPS (1925-2014)

The renowned Observer newspaper photographer Jane Bown has died, aged 89. Bown began working for the Observer newspaper in 1949 and she was working almost up until she died. Her style was direct and she relied largely on natural light and her Olympus OM1 camera and, of course, her technical knowledge and personality to produce her outstanding portraits. 

She gave her entire archive to the Guardian/Observer newspaper. 

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Image: Jane Bown, self-portrait.

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