What made Lisette Model's reputation was a series of
photographs she took on the French Riviera in the 1930s. They offered an
unsparing view of well-fed self-indulgence - the good life as
There is no small irony in Model's becoming
famous in such a fashion. So much of the force of her photographs stems
from a refusal to moralize or judge.
The only complaint to make about "Lisette Model and Her Successors'' at
the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum is that Model's own images make up
barely a fifth of the 121 photographs in it. Model was a legendary
teacher, and along with her own work the show includes pictures from 11
of her pupils.
Read the complete review in The Boston Globe.