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Jane Bown: a life in photography – in pictures

Her first commission for the Observer was a portrait of philosopher Bertrand Russell in From then, Bown photographed the great and the good, the rich and the poor, the ordinary and extraordinary with a compassionate and gentle eye

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Jane Bown: a life in photography – in pictures

Her first commission for the Observer was a portrait of philosopher Bertrand Russell in From then, Bown photographed the great and the good, the rich and the poor, the ordinary and extraordinary with a compassionate and gentle eye

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Jane Bown: a life in photography – in pictures

Her first commission for the Observer was a portrait of philosopher Bertrand Russell in From then, Bown photographed the great and the good, the rich and the poor, the ordinary and extraordinary with a compassionate and gentle eye

Jane Bown: a life in photography – in pictures

Her first commission for the Observer was a portrait of philosopher Bertrand Russell in From then, Bown photographed the great and the good, the rich and the poor, the ordinary and extraordinary with a compassionate and gentle eye

Jane Bown: a life in photography – in pictures

Her first commission for the Observer was a portrait of philosopher Bertrand Russell in From then, Bown photographed the great and the good, the rich and the poor, the ordinary and extraordinary with a compassionate and gentle eye

Jane Bown: a life in photography – in pictures

Her first commission for the Observer was a portrait of philosopher Bertrand Russell in From then, Bown photographed the great and the good, the rich and the poor, the ordinary and extraordinary with a compassionate and gentle eye