Fashion photography captures our desires and fantasies about how we present ourselves to the world, reflecting the changing values of our culture and society.
Fashion chronicler Eugénie Shinkle, author of Fashion Photography: The Story in 180 Pictures, explores the profound influence that fashion photography has had over the past century. Featuring work by important fashion photographers of the past, alongside those shaping contemporary taste today, she will showcase some of the genre’s most glamorous moments.
Learn how fashion photography flourished with the rise of illustrated magazines, how influential art directors collaborated with photographers to shape epochs of style, and how generations of fashion photographers have built upon one another to expand this genre over the past 150 years.
Eugénie Shinkle is Senior Lecturer on Photographic Theory and Criticism at the University of Westminster. She is also the author of Fashion Photography: The Story in 180 Pictures (Thames & Hudson) and Fashion as Photograph: Viewing and Reviewing Images of Fashion.