Helen Montgomery Drysdale, 83, world renowned photographer, born February 27, 1930, died at home at 10:40 AM June 24, 2013, surrounded by friends and her photographs. I met Helen in 1996 and she quickly became my friend and mentor. We collaborated together on my first major exhibit in 1996. I have so many fond memories of hanging out with her at her home in Del Mar. She used to tell the best stories about her time working with and photographing the Hollywood greats. She loved black-and white film photography. She was extremely witty and had a wonderful sense of humor. My life is richer for knowing her. Helen, you will be missed.
A memorial service and tribute showing of her work will be held on August 17th, 5-7 PM at the Artist’s Space, Southfair, Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA.
Contributions in her memory can be sent to the Drysdale Legacy Fund, 693 Orchid Lane, Del Mar, CA 92014 for the purpose of archiving Helen’s extensive volume of work.
She is survived by her dear friend and life partner, Dayna Carroll.