Guy Bourdin (1928–1991) was an artist, innovator and revolutionary within the field of fashion photography. For forty years, he challenged, surprised and shocked the readerships of the world’s leading magazines with innovative images that pushed the boundaries of commercial photography, and forever altered our perception of fashion photography.
The French artist was renowned for his vibrant colour shots with unusual, surreal and sometimes provocative compositions and paradoxical plots. Even his earlier, black-and-white images – some of which are included in this selection – already hint at the techniques that would go on to characterise his famously dynamic colour work.
The retrospective exhibition comprises more than 50 of Bourdin’s best known images, spanning from the 1950s to the mid-1980s
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