Dovima with the Elephants

4 Apr

Absolutely love the work of the legendary Richard Avedon, it goes beyond photography and borders on art. Would do a blog post about him soon enough, in the meantime, loving this feature on the amazing ‘Dovima with the elephants’ by Iconic photos.

Dovima with the Elephants Dovima (Dorothy Virginia Margaret Juba) was the model for which the term 'supermodel' was coined. Not only that, she perpetuated that the notion of vacuous blondes. In Egypt, someone asked her what she thought of Africa. To which she replied, "Africa? Who said anything about Africa? This is Egypt." When they explained that Egypt was in Africa, Dovima replied, "I should have charged double rate!" On the same shoot, she brought along a large trunk … Read More

via Iconic Photos

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