by The Art Gallery of Western Australia at Art Gallery of WA
FASHIONABLE PHOTOGRAPHY: when art and fashioncollide
Join AGWA and The Telstra PerthFashion Festival (TPFF) for an AGWA Nights event with a dose PFF glamour.
Enjoy the exhibition Richard Avedon People after hours, stayfor a drink at the pop-up bar, live music from the Graham Wood Quintet and a fascinating discourse fromTPFF and AGWA guests on Avedon’s practice, his artistic approach and thesynergies between fashion and photography.
This is an 18+ event. ID required for entry.
Richard Avedon is regarded as one of the most influentialphotographers of our time, known for redefining photographic conventions acrossthe fashion and political worlds. With work from 1949 to 2002, Richard Avedon People is an arrestingdisplay of Avedon’s achievements in the art of black and white portraiturephotography.
His exquisitely simple compositions capture the essenceof his subjects in charming and disarming ways. In the show, instantlyrecognisable and influential artists, celebrities, and political activistsincluding Truman Capote, Elizabeth Taylor, Twiggy, Malcolm X, and Bob Dylan arepresented alongside portraits of the unknown or long forgotten.