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...
«Mikael Jansson has photographed pretty much every celeb in the world. Sometimes he’s been tremendously well paid to do so. Other times, he just did it for fun. Does that make him a celebrity photographer?
Does he call James Newell Osterberg to say ”Hi, it’s Mike Jansson, I’ve got a nicey- cutesy little dress here in my studio; do you feel like dropping by to play?”
”Sure,” says James Newell Osterberg, and drops in.
I’d actually never show up on a shoot that would be noticed worldwide, and maybe even a bit beyond, and what’s more, in a dress.
Basically, only Iggy Pop would.
But I wish I dared to. And that Mikael Jansson wanted to shoot me in one of Mum’s 1950s dresses. A pale, flabby, somewhat out-of-shape 56-year-old; you can see almost eve...
Icons of photography - Treasures from the Karin and Lars Hall collection
It is a great pleasure and honour for us to present such a unique collection of artists that have shaped the development of photography as an art form, says Jens R Jenssen, senior vice president of human resources and leader of the Statoil art programme. And he continues: This exhibition will make a difference.
The exhibition consists of approximately 180 works of photography, spanning from the 1842 to 2002. With a unique collection of original Irving Penns as a basis, the diversity of the collection is presented in a wide number of small exhibitions within the main concept, says Arnt N Fredheim, curator, the Statoil art programme. It’s like a dream has come trough, he continues, as the possibility to make an exhibition of legendary photographers like William Henry Fox Talbot, Edward Weston, Karl Blossfeldt...