Louise Dahl Wolfe Twins At The Beach 1955

Louise Dahl-Wolfe

A Style of her Own

February 16 – May 20 2018

Louise Dahl Wolfe Museum Of Modern Art Looking At Matisse Ca 1940

The first edition of the new festival Duesseldorf Photo will start with a pioneer of fashion photography: The exhibition "Louise Dahl-Wolfe: A Style of her Own" presents more than 100 works by the famous fashion photographer, who shed light on how Dahl-Wolfe became one of the most important photographers of the 20th century and with her work helped shape the image of a modern, independent woman.

Louise Dahl-Wolfe is regarded as a key figure in American photography of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, whose work had a great influence on famous photographers such as Horst P. Host, Richard Avedon and Irving Penn. Her modern approach to Hollywood portrait and fashion photography shaped American visual culture. 

The exhibition "Louise Dahl-Wolfe: A Style of Her Own" presents photographs from the years 1931 to 1959 with portraits, nudes, fashion photography and documentary photography, giving a comprehensive insight into the work of an exceptional photographer who modernized fashion photography and Hollywood portrait and was able to gain a place in a previously male-dominated world.

Louise Dahl Wolfe Suzy Parker San Antonio Texas 1932 Montecito California 2003 Model And Actress Suzy Parker By The Seine Paris Costume By Balenciaga 1953

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