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Ellen Graham’s eye on the world: Dara Torres

Dara Torres, Palm Beach 2001.
From Ellen Graham's The Bad and The Beautiful.

Ellen Graham met Dara Torres, the tri-silver medalist of this year’s Olympics, several years ago when they were seated next to each other at a CityMeals On Wheels luncheon at the Rainbow Room here in New York.

She was amazed to learn that this beautiful woman – whom she thought was a model – was a champion Olympic swimmer. She made arrangements to photograph her. Ms. Torres came for her session with her mother whom Ellen said was also very beautiful and as a matter of fact had been a model.

This particular image is from Ellen’s book of photo portraits, The Bad and The Beautiful.

Photography Copyright © Ellen Graham. All Rights Reserved.

© 2008 David Patrick Columbia & Jeffrey Hirsch / NewYorkSocialDiary.com

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