For Marilyn, photographer Emily Berl traveled the world to shoot portraits of women who consider themselves Marilyn Monroe tribute artists. “Impersonators is a word I’ve been trying to shy away from. Sometimes you have to call a spade a spade, but it’s a word that’s not always quite right,” she told the Cut. The series began as a personal project to explore the mythology of Los Angeles after relocating there from New York. “It’s a look the legacy of Marilyn Monroe, and how that’s related to the idea of the Hollywood dream and people’s aspirations for making it.” Scroll to see more.
Photo: Courtesy of Emily Berl