The life of Fred Baldwin (b 1929), the celebrated American photographer and co-founder of FotoFest (Houston), took a turn in the direction of the extraordinary when during his last year of college in 1955 he decided to interview and photograph Pablo Picasso. Despite the fact he had no formal art training, contacts, or reason to expect success, Baldwin delivered a letter with his own drawings to the artist that he hoped would appeal to his sense of humor. After a three-day siege outside Picasso’s house in Cannes, the artist finally opened the door to Baldwin who was allowed to take […]
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