An Ellen Von Unwerth Retrospective is Coming to Beirut
The feminist fashion photographer gets her first regional exhibition
Sarah Ben Romdane
There is an indescribable beauty that stems from Ellen Von Unwerth’s iconic photos of women – and that’s probably because long-before having become an acclaimed photographer, she worked in front of the camera as a model. Von Unwerth intimately understands her subjects; she knows how to exalt women through her intrinsically feminist lens. For the first time, the award-winning German photographer’s 30-year career will be celebrated next month in Beirut at the Opera Gallery.
In a male-dominated industry, Von Unwerth has become of on the most successful fashion photographers of her time. Famed for her empowering female gaze, she has exhibited her work around the world, shot countless covers for Vogue, GQ, Harpers Bazaar and i-D (to name a few), as well as campaigns for luxury brands like Dior, Chanel, Miu Miu and Azzedine Alaïa.
Von Unwerth’s signature style is easily recognizable. Her iconic pictures feature strong, uninhibited women like Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer and Naomi Campbell.
Since 1994, several books have collected and curated her extensive work, which by celebrating femininity and independence has challenged the objectification women.
Here Comes Trouble runs from 17 November – 15 December 2018 at Opera Gallery Beirut.