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Looking For Light: Jane Bown

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She photographed everyone from John Lennon to Cilla Black

Bette Davis, Winston Churchill, The Beatles. Just a few of the many famous faces captured on film with understated drama by photographer Jane Bown during her time at The Observer.

This gentle, no-frills doc eschews music to let the images do the talking – Bown’s striking snaps are the real stars.

Through interviews with a frail-looking Bown (she’s now 89), we’re also given insight into her fascinating personal history, which suggests just why she was so good at capturing people at their most vulnerable and interesting.

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