- Richard Avedon, Verushka, Wrap by Giorgio de Sant’Angelo, New York. 1972
© The Richard Avedon Foundation
- George Hoyningen-Huene, 1900 – 1968. Vogue’s Eye View January 6th, 1934, House of Photography / F.C. Gundlach Collection, Hamburg
© Estate George Hoyningen-Huene
- Irving Penn, The Hand of Miles Davis, New York, 1949–1950
© The Irving Penn Foundation
From 17 November, 2016 until 12 February, 2017, the Haus der Photographie of Hamburg presents ‘The Concept of Lines – Richard Avedon, George Hoyningen-Huene, Irving Penn’.
Richard Avedon (1923–2004), George Hoyningen-Huene (1900–1968) and Irving Penn (1917–2009) – the subtle use of lines is a significant feature shared by the works of these three icons, but is defined very differently depending on each photographer’s individual style.
The refined play with lines that carefully separate elements of the picture from one another, combine them, or appear as independent, overarching symbols functions not only as a common creative element; the line becomes a visual mediator within the photographic transfer from three dimensions to two.
‘The Concept of Lines’ shows portraits of prominent personalities as well as unusual fashion photographs, nudes, and images of bodies − all part of the F.C. Gundlach Collection.
Please find more information at Deichtorhallen Hamburg