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Bill Cunningham

Sun Jun 26th, 2016

Bill Cunningham (Photo by Carola Lott)

Many Millbrook area folks were saddened to learn of the death of Bill Cunningham, a photographer whose pictures of social life had included many residents here as subjects.  They had appeared in a special section of The New York Times for something like 40 years.  Bill had a special touch, taking informal, often unposed shots of people he thought attractive or especially interesting in dress or attitude.  

He was a regular at the Fitch’s Corners events.  He attended polo games, Sporting Fairs at Mashomack and benefits galore. He has been the subject of a film and of many articles on his life.  He adored taking pictures.  His portfolio is a history of the New York social scene and of fashion, both high and low.  He is irreplaceable – no one can fill his shoes.