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Betsy Cameron`s first effort at creating a poster was in early 1987. It was a black and white photograph picturing two small children sitting on a beach looking out to sea. The simple, yet evocative poster, aptly named "Two Children," soared to the top of the Bruce McGaw Graphics` best seller list.
Betsy`s imagery is simple, consisting mainly of children and landscapes. Gently drawing viewers into a world of contemplation, nostalgia and memories, her photographs appeal to both the young and old alike.
Betsy began her professional career as a fashion model with the Ford Model Agency in New York City. She appeared on the covers of leading women`s and fashion magazines and worked with most of the world`s finest photographers. After ten successful years, Betsy decided to make the transition from one side of the camera to the other. She took some test shots of two young models which, after they appeared in Life magazine, caused such a sensation that the first issue of Look magazine followed up with a four-page spread of the then-unknown models, Lisanne Falk and Brooke Shields.
Over the next several years, Betsy`s photographs appeared in numerous magazines throughout the world. Then, in 1980, Betsy accepted an assignment from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees which was to forever change her view not only of photography, but of life. She spent three months in Cambodia photographing over 300 refugee children who had become separated from their families by the war. The photographs were published and sent to various camps on both sides of the Cambodian border in an effort to reunite the children with their relatives. The idea worked over 200 children were resettled with their families.
Betsy continues extensive fashion and portrait work and commercial assignments including corporate clients Radio City Music Hall, Dunkin` Donuts, Bufferin and Juicy Juice. Cameron`s first book, "Little Angels," was published in 1993 by Villard Books.
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