Photography icon Charis Wilson dead at 95

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Santa Cruz’s Charis Wilson died on Friday at the age of 95. If you don’t recognize the name, you might very well recognize the body. Charis (rhymes with “Paris” with a hard K sound) was the muse and model for the great Carmel photographer Edward Weston and many of her nude poses have become iconic imagery in the history of photography.

Wilson had a temptestuous 11-year relationship with Weston, during his most fruitful period as a photographer. We’ll post the full story of her life later today, and in Wednesday’s edition of the Sentinel.

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2 thoughts on “Photography icon Charis Wilson dead at 95

  1. Dear Mr. Baine,

    Thank you for having been a guide to arts and entertainment for so many years.

    Would that you could also guide readers in fine journalistic prose. There are at least three serious syntactical and grammatical errors in the two paragraphs above (for example, the phrases “iconic imagery in the history of photography” are slathered with outstanding layers of double and even triple redudancy).

    Yours most sincerely,
    The Redundant GhostWriter47

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