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Elsa Dorfman (April 26, 1937 – May 30, 2020) was an American portrait photographer. She was known for her use of a large-format instant Polaroid camera. She was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Dorfman's principal published work, originally published in 1974, was Elsa's Housebook - A Woman's Photojournal. She took pictures of Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg and Peter Orlovsky, Gary Snyder, Gregory Corso, and Robert Creeley. She also photographed staples of the Boston rock scene such as Jonathan Richman frontman of The Modern Lovers, and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith.

Dorfman died of kidney failure at her home in Cambridge on May 30, 2020 at the age of 83.

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