WILLIAM HELBURN’S “DOVIMA UNDER THE EL” FEATURED IN “CHRISTIAN DIOR DESIGNER OF DREAMS” AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM - September 10, 2021–February 20, 2022
One of photographer William Helburn’s signature pictures - “Dovima Under the El” - is making its first appearance in a major museum in the Christian Dior retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum, along with works by Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Lillian Bassman and other contemporaries.
Dovima was a frequent collaborator with Helburn and in a 2014 interview, he remembered the model fondly.
“We were friendly. The closer you got the more comfortable you were directing them. I worked with Dovima maybe 100 times, by that time she saw more of me than she did of her husband.”