Margaret Horan, November 1, 1935, © Edward Steichen
Exhibition on View:
Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, The Condé Nast Years, 1923-1937
Friday, January 16–Sunday, May 3, 2009
The International Center of Photography
1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
New York, New York
If you are interested in fashion photography, don’t miss Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, The Condé Nast Years, 1923-1937 at the International Center of Photography.
This exhibition is the first to showcase the range of Steichen’s fashion work, and it features 175 vintage photographs mainly drawn from an extensive archive of original prints at Condé Nast, as well as a selection of prints from the George Eastman House Museum.
When Steichen, already an established Pictorialist photographer, accepted editorial positions at Vogue and Vanity Fair, his peers in the art community thought he was damaging the hard-fought respectability of their work. Nevertheless, Steichen’s inspired approach to fashion photography revolutionized the field by changing the soft-focus image of the fashionable woman from a distant romantic creature, to that of a much more direct and independent individual.
A selection of affordable limited-edtion prints from Steichen are available from Aperture Foundation.