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David Douglas Duncan, who died in 2018 aged 102, came to think of himself as the luckiest photographer alive. In February 1956 he travelled from his home in the United States to Cannes in the hope of photographing the world’s most famous artist, Pablo Picasso.

Duncan had been a distinguished photojournalist with the US marines in the Korean war; his fellow photographer, Robert Capa, had suggested to him during that conflict that somebody should knock on Picasso’s door and persuade him to let them take pictures of him as he worked. Duncan did just that.

Read more on The Guardian:

https://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/2020/feb/23/pablo-picasso-and-wife-jacqueline-in-cannes-the-big-picture-tim-adams

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