The Fashion Show
through January 17, 2015
The point is just to shine a light on this aspect of fashion photography — on women photographers working in the field.
- Leslie Hammons, Director
Gazing at their lush and beguiling photos, it’s tempting to look for psychological or stylistic differences between the sexes. Surely the women’s work is more sensitive to female gestures or temperament, more attuned to women’s moods or movement. Don’t male photographers more often push a story line, or impose expectations on the models and the clothes they wear?
Not necessarily, insisted Weinstein director Leslie Hammons, who gathered the pictures from galleries and artists’ archives around the country. After scrutinizing portfolios and careers of innumerable artists, including many she didn’t have room to exhibit, she cautioned against generalizations based on sexual stereotyping. Female photographers influenced their male counterparts, and vice versa, Hammons said. Photographing models in motion, taking them from studio to street, introducing film noir theatrics, or psychedelia, or humor — such innovations moved too quickly for anyone to claim exclusive ownership.
- Mary Abbe, Star Tribune
To read the full review by Mary Abbe, please visit the Star Tribune
To learn more about the exhibition, please visit Martin Weinstein Gallery