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Lynda Koolish: Elsa Gidlow, 1974

Elsa Gidlow at a Country Women festival, Mendocino Woodlands, 1974. Photographed by Lynda Koolish. She told Josephine Withers: "It violates every photographic rule there is. One, I used Tri-X film [a fast, grainy film] in bright daylight. Two, I photographed a very old person using very harsh light. Everything you're not supposed to do. And there it was, she was so lovely."