Elsa dead at 83

Self-Portrait, Sept 15, 1986
 © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Toronto. Elsa Dorfman of Cambridge, MA was best known for her huge (20x 24 inch) polaroid portraits, In an article by Deborah Becker on May 30th this year, Station WBUR announced her death (1937 – 2020). Her husband, Harvey Silverglate, attributed her death to complications from kidney failure.

Have a look at both the above links to see the effect Elsa had on  photography. Her death was mentioned at a recent executive meeting. Bob Lansdale followed up with a note on June 6th, attaching a screen grab from the  PHSNE newsletter on Ms Dorfman.

She had a wonderful rapport with the subjects of her portraits as can be seen in the photo at left (click to enlarge, or visit the WBUR link).

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