FORMA presents "Fashion, A century of extraordinary fashion photography" from the Condé Nast archives
On Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at 6:30PM, the Fondazione Forma per la Fotografia, will present the opening of the exhibit Fashion. A century of extraordinary photography from the Condé Nast archives.
“We have to make Vogue into a Louvre.”
Edward Steichen to Edna Woodman Chase, 1920s
These words said by Steichen to the first editor in chief of Vogue aptly summarized the revolution started by Condé Nast, both in fashion as well as in photography more generally, when the publisher acquired the prestigious Vogue masthead in 1909. From then on, the story of fashion was no longer told exclusively in delicate nineteenth-century illustrations, but also by great international photographers with creative license. Edward Steichen was one of the first photographer to shoot for Vogue, accepti...
NUDES Positions of Nude Art Photography
A group exhibition mainly curated from its own collection, displaying more than 40 photographers and their perspectives on mostly female nude art. Selected classics are supplemented with, in some cases, never before exhibited contemporary works of Blaise Reutersward, Nadav Kander, or Ralph Mecke.
The kaleidoscopic exhibition stretches from classical, nearly sculptural studio-stagings, as in the works of Horst P. Horst, Frantisek Drtikol, or Rudolf Koppitz, to the erotic and provocative images of Helmut Newton or Bettina Rheims, and extending to the series of documentary pictures by recently-deceased Larry Sultan, which originated off-set during pornographic shootings.
The studio-photography of the Pictorialists was followed by trend-setting picture experiments in the 1920s. Artists like Man Ray, Andr?© K&e...
The family of man« La plus grande exposition photographique de tous les temps » créée en 1955 par Edward Steichen pour le Musée d’Art Moderne (MoMA) de New York.
dward J : Steichen, photographe américain d’origine luxembourgeoise, commence en 1951, en pleine guerre froide, à préparer son grand projet d’une exposition expliquant l’homme à l’homme par le langage universel de la photographie. Pour réaliser ce projet, il lance un appel à des photographes professionnels et amateurs, à des auteurs renommés ou inconnus du grand public. Son idée fut accueillie avec enthousiasme et il reçut plus de 2 millions d’envois en provenance du monde entier, dont Steichen et son assistant Wayne Miller sélectio...