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    Elsa Dorfman passed away this morning

    I worked with her a lot during my Boston days, she was generous, and funny, and loved her subjects like they were family.
    RIP Dear Elsa.

    https://www.wbur.org/news/2020/05/30...ids-dies-at-83
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    Re: Elsa Dorfman passed away this morning

    Sorry to hear that... thanks for posting. Her final show might still be up behind currently-closed doors at the MFA... < sigh >

    https://mfa.org/exhibition/elsa-dorf...-and-my-camera

    EDIT: Her website, which is a blast...

    http://www.elsadorfman.com/

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    Re: Elsa Dorfman passed away this morning

    Quote Originally Posted by Oren Grad View Post
    Sorry to hear that... thanks for posting. Her final show might still be up behind currently-closed doors at the MFA... < sigh >

    https://mfa.org/exhibition/elsa-dorf...-and-my-camera

    EDIT: Her website, which is a blast...

    http://www.elsadorfman.com/
    There's a portrait of my wife and I from 1989 (before we were married) in the "couples" section.
    Elsa and I were very close for several years, I helped her a lot in the studio, she let me print in her color darkroom, and sent me work that wasn't a good fit for her.
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    Re: Elsa Dorfman passed away this morning

    Sad!

    Wonder what will happen to the camera?

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    Re: Elsa Dorfman passed away this morning

    Rest in peace
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    Re: Elsa Dorfman passed away this morning

    Quote Originally Posted by Tracy Storer View Post
    There's a portrait of my wife and I from 1989 (before we were married) in the "couples" section.
    Found it!

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    Re: Elsa Dorfman passed away this morning

    I had never heard of her when a friend lent me the Earl Morris documentary on her "The B-side". She certainly lived an interesting life and found her calling with the 20x24 camera. With only a couple tries knowing the right time to open the shutter for those portraits was an amazing skill. RIP.

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    Re: Elsa Dorfman passed away this morning

    I heard of her passing and watched the B-Side doc. What a life! Seems like it was well lived. I enjoyed her attitude toward her prints and archive.

    Pretty amazing that she was able to basically run a 20x24 studio just through selling prints to the public. I hope there are hundreds if not thousands of happy families with well presented one of a kind polaroid portraits on their walls.

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