Jane Bown (right)
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Photographer Jane Bown on her 'visual' approach

Observer photographer Jane Bown, known for her portraits of famous people including the Queen, the Beatles and Samuel Beckett, has died aged 89.

Bown joined the Observer in 1949 and continued to appear in the office every week for more than half a century.

In 2006, she spoke to BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour about her craft.

  • 21 Dec 2014