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Shooting for the stars

Marilyn Monroe by Douglas KirklandA photographic exhibition featuring some of the most iconic celebrities of our time will open in Brisbane this weekend.

Celebrity snapper Douglas Kirkland has shot some of the biggest names in Hollywood in a glittering career spanning almost 50 years.

After starting out at Look magazine in 1961, Kirkland has photographed hundreds of stars, including Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Michael Jackson, Coco Chanel, Marilyn Monroe and Angelina Jolie.

His work, which is considered to have redefined celebrity portraiture, has also appeared in Life Magazine and Vanity Fair.

The exhibition will feature more than just photos of the rich and famous.

Kirkland also shots stills for about 160 films, such as masterpieces  2001: A Space Odyssey, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Out of Africa.

More recently he worked with Aussie director Baz Luhrmann on his epics Moulin Rouge and Australia.
The free display is part of the Brisbane Festival and will run at the Gallery of Modern Art from September  11 to October 24.

This article is available on Brisbane Times at http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/entertainment/shooting-for-the-stars-20100908-150mw.html#ixzz1ttWt6Tfi

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