lisa larsen

post_1221152Photographer Lisa Larsen in New York City in 1949, photographed by Rodney Williams.

Larsen, a German-born prodigy of sorts, moved to the States with her family in the 1930s, graduated from college when she was just 17, and went on to photograph for publications as diverse as Glamour, the New York Times Magazine, Vogue and LIFE. She died in 1959 at the age of 34, of breast cancer.

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