Fashion photographs are now some of the most sought-after and collected images in the world, drawing upon the influences of both the fantastical and the everyday. Groundbreaking images by fashion photographers reflect upon the needs, wants and values of modern society while simultaneously pushing through its boundaries. In order to dedicate serious attention to the art of fashion photography, the International Center of Photography (ICP) is declaring 2009 the Year of Fashion. From January 16, 2009 to January 3, 2010, ICP (1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street) will present six innovative exhibitions including presentations of the fashion work of the legendary photographers Richard Avedon and Edward Steichen as well as exhibitions that showcase work by some of the most inventive fashion photographers and artists working today.
The series will feature images by such legends as Richard Avedon and Edward Steichen as well as work by young emerging photographers that will provide a contemporary context. ICP is organizing the Year of Fashion to dedicate serious attention to one of the most influential forms of contemporary photography. The Year of Fashion will address a variety of topics, including the history of fashion photography, the relationship between fashion and other cultural and social phenomena, our perception of fashion and women in photographs, and the long relationship between art and fashion.
Source: International Center of Photography 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street New York NY www.icp.org
Article by Â© Jacqueline H. – Senior Writer 2008