Jane Brown, photographer


The great photographer, who took this great and justly famous photograph. She had arranged for a formal shoot, but Beckett had pulled out. She found him making his way out in the dark, and forced him to pose, glowering, for a promised three shots (she did five, this was the middle, lit by natural light from above.

More of her photos in the Guardian here


Tiller girls, happily enough. And her first Observer commission, Bertrand Russell.


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