The shots on display on the Staley-Wise Gallery website in New York are a work of David LaChapelle, Herb Ritts, Slim Aarons, Phil Stern and other photographers: a cross-section of style, charm and male beauty that distances itself from univocal interpretations.
Two times of modern age. Two chapters of fashion history. Two different visions of sensuality and femininity. Two iconic artists. Louise Dahl-Wolfe and Stephanie Pfriender Stylander are featured at the ongoing exhibition at Staley-Wise Gallery of New York (currently available online and extended through the summer). Stars of magazines over thirty years apart, the works of the two fashion photographers reveals the evolution of elegance from the 40s-50s to the 90s-2000s. “Louise and myself approach fashion photography from opposite directions. Opposites eventually strike each other out which brings you to zero. Zero is our equal and our equal is our behavior.”
Interview by Fiammetta Cesana
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.