Exhibition Review: Ellen von Unwerth

Exhibition Review: Ellen von Unwerth

Fotografiska (NYC) recently exhibited the iconic Ellen von Unwerth’s, “Devotion! 30 Years of Photographing Women.” Ellen is a German fashion photographer who has contributed to numerous publications such as Vanity Fair, Paper Magazine, and Cosmopolitan. Her work gained worldwide attention in the 1990s, with Agent Provocateur, Chanel, and Dior. Ellen’s work is stylish, smart, and sexy, pushing the boundaries of gender identity. She states, “Looking back at a photographic career spanning over 30 years provokes many thoughts. I have done so much. The photographs become like a diary of meetings, people, and contexts that suddenly spring to life again. I always say, ‘let life come to you instead of trying to control everything.’ I want energy and movement in my images because that’s how life is. Exhibiting this retrospective at Fotografiska makes me incredibly proud.”


You can check out information about the exhibition and images here.



Exhibition still / Installation view Ellen von Unwerth: Devotion! 30 Years of Photographing Women  at Fotografiska New York, 2019. Artwork © Ellen von Unwerth. Image Courtesy Fotografiska New York
Bathtub, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss (for Vogue US), 1996 © Ellen von Unwerth

Guess Who? Claudia Schiffer, Nashville, 1989 © Ellen von Unwerth

Sack Race Me - Play, 2015 © Ellen von Unwerth

Gisele Bündchen, Saint Tropez, 2004 © Ellen von Unwerth

Office Story, Paris, 2007 © Ellen von Unwerth