Elsbeth Juda RIP

 

Last week a remarkable lady and talented photographer Elspeth Juda died. I was lucky enough to meet her in the late noughties, when she was in her late nineties. She was full of life and far from being a typical sweet old lady, so much so it was hard tracking her down as she was always being taken out to the opera or a gallery opening. She was a prolific photographer working for The Ambassador magazine from 1945 to 1960, and shooting for advertising companies and fashion magazines including Harper's Bazaar. Her work can be found in the British Library, Royal Albert museum or online here. But above all she was an inspiration, strong willed and self-possed yet incredibly warm. Below is a picture if her and her late Husband Hans, whom she lived without with great dignity and verve for over fourty years.