Photo Vogue Festival Presents Shifting Perspectives in Fashion Photography
Photographs are inherently political, as acts of choosing and displaying them. Fashion photography is layered and complex, a dream factory that is more and more predominantly the preferred stage where collective identities are played and created. This year's In The Picture exhibition at Photo Vogue Festival will explore the current fashion photography landscape, by initiating a dialogue among four of its most brilliant minds.
Camila Falquez, Nadine Ijewere, Alexandra von Fuerst and Ruth Ossai are all “contemporary socially conscious fashion photographers”. They belong to a new generation of artists whose aesthetics are a hybrid of genres, and are themselves a driving force for change. Their work engages in a dialogue with visual arts and journalism, as well as with an assimilated desire to balance out the various levels of representation. The work of Camila, Nadine, Alexandra and Ruth avoids being didactic whilst touching on issues of gender, race, and womanhood, and is simultaneously glamorous, vibrant and powerful. For this exhibition, Photo Vogue Festival 2020 gives space to their vision, initiating a four-way dialogue where the artists are also curators.
Photo Vogue Festival will also be presenting, All In This Together, a showcase of work by 30 photographers that collectively create a hymn to love and hope, a sense of community, and of solidarity and empathy. The theme for this open call exhibition was conceived following the universal experience of the impacts of Covid-19 spreading beyond borders and barriers. When normality crumbled, art and its fleeting and extemporaneous nature became a gift. Its distribution and sharing built and transformed interpersonal relations, distracted people from their isolation to allowed them to meet again in a space where loneliness was
replaced by the Communitas, a strong feeling of solidarity and togetherness.
Excerpts of the exhibitions will also be displayed outdoors from October 30th until November 22nd, in the Giardini di Porta Venezia in Milan, to allow the community to interact with the works. The full exhibitions will be browsable online starting November 12, and the live events, talks, zoom parties and portfolio reviews will populate the same platform from the 19th to the 22nd of November 2020. For more information, visit vogue.it