11th Aug ’14. Marilyn Stafford Talk

Back to our usual home of The Old Market again for August as we present a unique in-discussion with one of the great pioneering female photographers of the 1950’s, Marilyn Stafford.

Monday August 11th. Doors at 6pm, kicks off at 7pm. Free Entry at The Old Market, Brighton. Free Entry.


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Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Stafford’s introduction to photography was in photographing Albert Einstein. From there on her career took her across the world, living in Paris where (in between singing in a smart Champs Elysee dinner club), she met and became friends with Edith Piaf and Magnum founders Robert Capa and Henri Cartier Bresson who offered encouragement and advice and were instrumental in her early photographic work.

While completing commissions for a number of Paris fashion houses (including Chanel), she also worked on a sensitive and beautiful series of documentary projects on the city’s slums in the 1950’s.

In the 60’s Stafford moved to London and became one of a handful of pioneering female photo-journalists working on Fleet Street. She worked throughout the UK and also extensively in Lebanon and India.

Marilyn will be in discussion with Jim Stephenson of Miniclick.


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Monday August 11th. Doors at 6pm, kicks off at 7pm. Free Entry at The Old Market, Brighton. Free Entry.


  1. Ray Hobbs


    I have only recently discovered Miniclick and I’m truly inspired by your efforts. I am about to commence a BA Hons Photography course in Carmarthen and attending your talks is impractical. I am particlauly inspired by Marilyn Stafford and would have liked to attend your talk; do you have any plans to provide a web cast of your talks so that you can reach a wider audience?


    Ray Hobbs raysfotos@yahoo.co.uk 07879 370 257

    • Hi Ray – thanks a lot! Glad you are keeping an eye on what we’re up to. We currently have no plans to webcast the talk with Marilyn I’m afraid, but in October we’re doing a series of events for Brighton Photo Fringe and the plan is to raise some money to live stream them, so long as we can maintain the quality. Keep an eye out!

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