The photographs of Bert Stern are the subject of Stern Fotografie, Portfolio no. 49, a distinguished supplement to Stern Magazine, Germany's foremost news weekly.
In this exhibition, the full sweep of this remarkable career is revealed; from the work that signaled his meteoric rise in the advertising world of the 1950's through the 1960's and 70's when he became the prototype of the fashion photographer as the embodiment of glamour, a legend himself.
Bert Stern was born in New York in 1929. He started in the art department of LOOK Magazine and after serving in the army as a motion picture cameraman he began working as a commercial photographer. His breakthrough work for Smirnoff's Vodka among others, and his contract with Vogue Magazine in 1960 brought him to the top of his field.
In the 1960's his studio was a center of excitement in New York. He was among the first to experiment with many unconventional techniques including videotape, screen-printing, photo-offset combinations and computerized printouts.