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An Exhibition At the Getty Center Celebrates 100 Years of Fashion Photography

Posted by on May 9, 2018 | Contests/Events

Love it or hate it, fashion photography has a profound influence on modern visual culture. An exhibition at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, entitled Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011, will focus on the specificities of the medium, pairing over 160 fashion photographs with a selection of costumes, illustrations, magazine covers, videos and advertisements. The exhibition, which will be open from June 26 through October 21, 2018, will be the most comprehensive exploration of fashion photography to date.

Featured fashion photographers include Richard Avedon, Lillian Bassman, Guy Bourdin, Erwin Blumenfeld, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Hiro, Inez & Vinoodh, Peter Lindbergh, Man Ray, Helmut Newton, Nick Knight, Gordon Parks, Irving Penn, Herb Ritts, Edward Steichen, and Tim Walker.

To learn more about the exhibition, visit the J. Paul Getty Museum’s website.

For a selection of images from the exhibition, see below.

Givenchy Red, Paris, negative 1990; print about 1995. © Victor Skrebneski The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council

Dapper, 1980. Courtesy Jamal Shabazz

Stephanie, Cindy, Christy, Tatjana, Naomi, Hollywood, 1989. © Herb Ritts Foundation The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Gift of Herb Ritts Foundation

Fred with Tires, Hollywood [Body Shop series], 1984. © Herb Ritts Foundation The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Gift of Herb Ritts Foundation

Diana Newman, 1966. © Neal Barr The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council

Kate Moss, negative 1994; print 2017. © Glen Luchford The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Gift of Glen and Tanya Luchford

Style Profile, Ni’ma Ford, December 22, 2011, 2011. © The Sartorialist, Scott Schuman. Courtesy Danziger Gallery. Courtesy Danziger Gallery

 

 

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