This group exhibition Fashion! A Selection of Photographs from the Camera Work Collection will present a survey of nine decades of fashion photography. Featuring work by Richard Avedon, Horst P. Horst, Steven Klein, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Paolo Roversi and Edward Steichen, this selection was compiled from the collection of Camera Work, one of the world’s largest collections of photographic works and books.
The works on display vary from Edward Steichen’s classical compositions, the experimental work of Man Ray and the controversial photos of Helmut Newton to the contemporary fashion photography of Steven Klein. More than any other discipline, fashion photography is able to document the spirit of its time: it shows in a vivid and accessible way the dreams and aspirations of past generations.
Fashion! A Selection of Photographs from the Camera Work Collection is part of Unseen, an international photography fair focused on undiscovered photography talent and unseen work by established photographers. The first edition of Unseen will take place from 19 to 23 September 2012 at Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek.
Fashion! A Selection of Photographs from the Camera Work Collection , 20th until the 23rd September in the Zuiveringshal at the Westergasfabriek complex in Amsterdam.