The society we live in idealizes youth. However, it has some difficulty understanding a segment of society that is constantly generating new images of itself. Artists have also begun to work in this area, with photographs of adolescents – or what can be called pre-adults – becoming so prominent that one can almost speak of an independent photographic genre.
Arno Rafael Minkkinen, 1970-2015
Throughout his nearly fifty-year career, Arno Rafael Minkkinen has created beautiful photographs of the highest order. In every one of these elegiac pictures, the artist himself is featured, most often in elemental natural settings. This richly varied body of work is the result of a solitary, disciplined process that is singular among photographic artists.
A Century of Photography at Condé Nast
Steichen, Beaton, Newton, Bailey and Penn are famous today for their superb, often audacious, fashion photographs. Coming into Fashion features the work of more than eighty fashion photographers who, over the past 100 years, have risen to prominence at the legendary publisher of Vogue. But how did they first burst onto the scene? This original exhibition answers this intriguing question, focusing on the work they produced at the outset of their careers.
Edward Steichen, The Condé Nast Years 1923-1937
Edward Steichen was one of the most prolific, versatile and successful photographers of the 20th century. Among his many achievements were his pioneering efforts in fashion photography and celebrity portraiture. This exhibition features his finest work in these two genres, proving that he had indeed earned his title of "the most famous portrait photographer in the world".
This is the first European museum retrospective of this American artist's critically acclaimed work, which questions identity and memory, gender and history, fact and fiction. Spanning a period of thirty years, it reveals a continuity of conceptual and performative exploration. Simpson's photo-text work, together with her film and video installations, incorporate yet simultaneously challenge photographic and moving picture genres.
Arnold Newman is arguably the finest portrait photographer of his time, and without a doubt the most prolific. For half a century he photographed accomplished artists, writers, scientists and politicians. Despite many exhibitions during his lifetime, a substantial number of his superb portraits have never been shown. This first posthumous retrospective not only features many of these unknown works, along with his most iconic portraits.
One Hundred Masterworks
One Hundred Masterworks, an extraordinary selection of vintage photographs by Edward S. Curtis, will highlight both iconic and previously little known images, the majority printed in Curtis’ most compelling and rare processes. The prints will be among the finest examples that exist and, in some cases, will be the only known example of a particular image.
The story of Polaroid is fascinating and instructive on many levels – industrially, technologically, artistically, economically, culturally and socially. In its heyday Polaroid was loved by millions of amateurs and embraced by countless professionals. Families recorded their lives; fashion and portrait photographers made tests with it; scientists used it for notes and records; while artists found it to be an exceptionally malleable and expressive medium.
An independent non-profit organization, FEP produces unique and influential museum-quality photography exhibitions, and circulates them around the world.
Minnesota Photographic Artist Initiative is dedicated to exhibiting and supporting photographic artists who live and work in the state of Minnesota.
Congratulations to Lorna Simpson and Arno Rafael Minkkinen Following a critically acclaimed opening in Paris at the Jeu de Paume in May 2013, the Lorna Simpson exhibition has merited Simpson’s selection as a finalist for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2014. And on October 27, 2013, Arno Rafael Minkkinen received the prestigious Lucie Award for lifetime achievement in fine art photography.