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Icons by Oscar, The Works of Photographer Oscar Abolafia

Elvis. Cher. Grace. Elizabeth. Marlene. Sophia. Mick. Salvador. Not many are so iconic that a first name is enough to tell us who they are. They were captured by a photographer who goes by the name of Oscar Abolafia. You can call him Oscar.

Icons by Oscar for the first time ever opened up Oscar Abolafia’s treasure trove of more than 300,000 intimate and iconic photographs. A carefully curated conversation with the iconic figures from our past starts now.

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Bette Davis, photographed by Oscar Abolafia

Bette Davis, photographed by Oscar Abolafia

Oscar Abolafia is an American photographer known for his outstanding photojournalism of the celebrities that made the 1960s and 70s truly extraordinary. At a young age, William Vandivert, one of the founders of Magnum Photos, took him on as an assistant and showed him the ropes about technical and lighting skills. Abolafia’s work made the pages of world-famous magazines such as People Magazine, Vanity Fair and Harper’s Bazaar. Over a span of 50 years of work in the field of photography, he was able to build personal and intimate relationships with the most enduring stars of our age, such as the Kennedys, Liz Taylor, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra, to name but a few. Icons by Oscar is his first book, culled from a personal archive of 300,000 images.  


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