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Staley-Wise Gallery presents an exhibition celebrating women photographers from the fields of documentary and fashion photography. Photographers from the legendary cooperative Magnum Photos are engaged in a visual and thematic dialogue with photographers working in editorial and advertising photography. 

Photographing and moving in different spheres, they are recording and interacting with women in the larger world to highlight subjects such as war, childhood, religion, sexuality and style while celebrating the complexity of the female experience.

Photographers included: Eve Arnold / Olivia Arthur / Lillian Bassman / Louise Dahl-Wolfe / Bieke Depoorter / Carolyn Drake / Martine Franck / Toni Frissell / Sheva Fruitman / Isabella Ginanneschi / Pamela Hanson / Rose Hartman / Ruth Harriet Louise / Erica Lennard / Diana Markosian / Susan Meiselas / Sheila Metzner / Inge Morath / Genevieve Naylor / Ruth Orkin / Priscilla Rattazzi / Cristina Garcia Rodero / Alessandra Sanguinetti / Marilyn Silverstone / Newsha Tavakolian / Deborah Turbeville / Ellen von Unwerth

“I feel there is something unexplored about women that only a woman can explore.”
Georgia O’Keeffe, 1925


Magnum Photos is an artist’s cooperative of great diversity and distinction, owned by its photographer members. Magnum Photos represents some of the world’s most renowned photographers, maintaining its founding ideals and idiosyncratic mix of journalist, artist and storyteller.  Magnum Photos 70th Anniversary will be celebrated with a global program of events throughout 2017, including an official anniversary exhibition and book ‘Magnum Manifesto’ published by Thames & Hudson. 
Visit or to follow our celebrations, search #MagnumPhotos70.


Founded in 1981 by Taki Wise and Etheleen Staley,  the Staley-Wise Gallery has focused on fashion photography since its inception. The gallery has curated exhibitions highlighting excellence in the genre by photographers who have created advertising campaigns and editorial stories for the world’s major fashion magazines. This work has been recognized for exhibition in major museums globally and continues zits influence in the art world.  

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