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Casual Conversations: The Vanity Fair Talks

Casual Conversations: The Vanity Fair Talks

Harry Benson and David Friend

May 21, 2020

This week, the Annenberg Space for Photography is pleased to announce “Casual Conversations: The Vanity Fair Talks,” a four-part series of virtual conversations between lauded Vanity Fair photographers and some of the publications current and former editors. Over the course of four weeks, ASP will host four presentations and conversations about the iconic imagery that accompanied the magazine’s investigative reportage and signature wit via Zoom Webinar.

VOGUE España: La Extravagancia la Bordan en Toledo

VOGUE España: La Extravagancia la Bordan en Toledo

March 20, 2020

Se titula Lagarteranas en misa, está fechada en 1925 y es, seguramente, una de las imágenes que mejor haya ilustrado nunca lo que significa la fotografía al servicio de la etnografía. Ahí están, de la mano, historia y tradición, las invariables que apuntalan el concepto de nación. La cámara de José Ortiz Echagüe fue uno de los instrumentos que, desde una perspectiva tan política como filosófica, ayudó a principios del siglo XX en la reconstrucción del mito nacional español –entonces tan necesitado tras la crisis de 1898–, documentando el legado de usos, costumbres, ritos e indumentarias de un país que, en realidad, ya no tenía interés alguno en perpetuarlo. Lo contó el propio fotógrafo: los lugareños que retrataba protestaban por tener que posar con las viejas vestimentas que identificaban sus orígenes. En todas partes, menos en Lagartera, un pequeño pueblo al oeste de la provincia de Toledo, donde las mujeres siempre se han sabido fabulosas en sus trajes tradicionales.

The Guardian:  The Best US Exhibitions for Women's History Month 2020

The Guardian: The Best US Exhibitions for Women's History Month 2020

March 2, 2020

In 1979, a group of women in Santa Rosa marched in a DIY parade holding up a banner that read “Sonoma County Celebrates Women’s History Week”. No one could have foretold that this grassroots initiative, founded in 1978, would become the foundation of a worldwide Women’s History Month.

In the years that followed, the National Women’s History Project was born, just as women’s history made its way into school curriculums across the country. In the 1980s, President Jimmy Carter recognized Women’s History Week, and Bill Clinton recognized Women’s History Month in 1995. This year, there are numerous exhibits across the US that celebrate great female artists. Here are eight of them.

Art Daily: Exhibition at Staley-Wise Gallery celebrates the work of Louise Dahl-Wolfe and Stephanie Pfriender Stylander

Art Daily: Exhibition at Staley-Wise Gallery celebrates the work of Louise Dahl-Wolfe and Stephanie Pfriender Stylander

March 10, 2020

NEW YORK, NY.- In this exhibition of fashion photography and portraits, Staley-Wise celebrates the work of two artists whose work appeared in magazines over 30 years apart.

The Eye of Photography: Louise Dahl-Wolfe & Stephanie Pfriender Stylander : 2 Women of Style

The Eye of Photography: Louise Dahl-Wolfe & Stephanie Pfriender Stylander : 2 Women of Style

March 6, 2020

In this exhibition of fashion photography and portraits, Staley-Wise celebrates the work of two artists whose work appeared in magazines over 30 years apart.

Stephanie Pfriender Stylander, Kate Moss, The Face, 1992

Forbes.com: The Female Gaze In Fashion Photography

February 24, 2020

Where are all the great women fashion photographers? Ahead of women’s history month in March, one exhibition is looking at two key figures of the female gaze in fashion. Opening March 5, the Staley Wise Gallery in New York features two trailblazing women who broke ground in fashion photography; 2 Women of Style is the name of this two-woman exhibit showcasing the works of Louise Dahl-Wolfe; who shot for Harper’s Bazaar in the 1930s, and Stephanie Pfriender Stylander; a New York photographer who shot Kate Moss in 1991, when she was just 17. Granted, there are countless women fashion photographers who changed the game, from Regina Lelang to Deborah Turbeville and more recently, Ellen von Unwerth. Here, Pfriender Stylander shares her personal history as a photographer, her triumphs, challenges and what she respects most about actors.

Ben Hassett: Color

Ben Hassett: Color

Book Signing, 6 - 8 pm

February 6, 2020

Staley-Wise will be hosting a book signing at the gallery on Thursday, February 6 from 6 pm until 8 pm to celebrate photographer Ben Hassett’s first book “Color”. The photographer will be present and signing copies of this limited edition book.

StyleCurated: HARRY BENSON: BEHIND THE SCENES @STALEY-WISE GALLERY

StyleCurated: HARRY BENSON: BEHIND THE SCENES @STALEY-WISE GALLERY

January 30, 2020

A photographers instinct powerfully captures unparalleled moments. Offering a rare focus on fashion through the lens of renowned socio-political photojournalist Harry Benson, Staley Wise Gallery is exhibiting a series of 90 photographs--in time for the photographer's 90th birthday.

Flashbak.com: Stars of Late 20th Century Fashion by Harry Benson

Flashbak.com: Stars of Late 20th Century Fashion by Harry Benson

January 8, 2020

"A good photograph can never happen again,’ says Benson. ‘To me, that’s what photography is – a glimpse, and gone forever" - Harry Benson

The Guardian: Backstage pass: Harry Benson's New York fashion thrills

The Guardian: Backstage pass: Harry Benson's New York fashion thrills

January 8, 2020

Ralph Lauren looking through a peephole, Donna Karen doing some last-minute fiddling, Vivienne Westwood fixing a hat … the Scottish-born photographer caught the golden age of American fashion

The Eye of Photography: Best of December 2019: Harry Benson – Behind the Scenes

The Eye of Photography: Best of December 2019: Harry Benson – Behind the Scenes

January 3, 2020

Photojournalist Harry Benson has been a witness to a great many of the major political and social events in modern history. With an uncanny instinct for being in the right place at the right time, his unforgettable photographs have found their way into the national consciousness.

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