Bert Stern (born in Brooklyn, 1962-2013) was a photographer who created iconic portraits of the Marilyn Monroe.
Stern created a photobook of Monroe herself, called Marilyn Monroe: The Complete Last Sitting, using images from a photoshoot they did together just weeks before her death in 1962. He was a pioneer in fashion and advertising photography, emphasizing how an image can portray a deeper message without any text to support it. He rose to this confrontational style along the likes of Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, and Mark Shaw.
His works have debuted in well-revered institutional exhibitions such as “The Last Sitting” at the Musée Maillol in Paris and “I Wanna Be Loved By You: Photographs of Marilyn Monroe” at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.