The New Yorker Sam Shaw began his career as a photographer in the 1940s with Collier’s magazine. In 1951, he began working in the film industry as a photographer for various studios. While on the set of The Seven Year Itch he took the legendary photograph of Marilyn Monroe standing over a subway grate. He continued photographing Monroe and other stars throughout his professional life. In France, the archives of Sam Shaw and his son Larry are distributed exclusively by the Agence Roger-Viollet.
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