R.I.P. Corinne Day

By Marquita Harris, September 1st, 2010

We were greatly saddened to learn of photographer Corinne Day’s recent death due to a long-held battle with a brain tumor. Through Day’s lens we witnessed a bare bones beauty that was honest and unapologetically raw. In the early 90s it was she who ushered in the antithesis of the 80s glitz and glam with “grunge.” And ever since, her visions have inspired and influenced, pushing the once-deemed fad into an actual point of view. It was Day who was the first to capture a gangly 16-year-old Kate Moss for The Face, images recognized as launching the model’s career. Whether it was documenting her own battle with cancer or shooting other faces like Georgina Cooper and Jessica Stam, Day has surely impacted the fashion world—and because of it we are thankful.