From 21 January, the Camera Work Gallery in Berlin will present a collection of images by Lillian Bassman. It will be the first gallery exhibition of Bassman’s work following the photographer’s death in 2012. The show, which encompasses more than 50 photographs, will be on display until 25 March 2017.
Lillian Bassman (1917–2012) counts among the most influential artists in the genre of fashion photography. In her role as art director at Junior Bazaar – a spin-off publication of Harper’s Bazaar – she shaped the magazine’s creative identity from 1945 to 1949. Yet it was in 1946 that Bassman first began to work with the camera herself. This quickly led to a great passion for fashion photography, with publications in Harper’s Bazaar as early 1947. As a fashion photographer, Bassman developed an extraordinary and captivating visual style which was distinguished by its painting-like quality. The experimental aesthetics of her work gave rise to atmospheric images full of elegance and grace.
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