Sunday, June 09, 2002

Herman Landshoff: Photographs
June 18, 2002 through July 27, 2002



(Press Release) The Museum at FIT will present a tribute to the life and career of German born photographer Herman Landshoff. Before World War II, Landshoff worked in Paris as a fashion photographer for Femina and Paris Vogue. After emigrating to the United States in 1941, he continued his career during the war at Junior Bazaar and Mademoiselle. Herman Landshoff was a pioneer in fashion photography. Rather than using still posed models, Landshoff experimented with motion by depicting animated models in active, outdoor scenes. Landshoff's photographs capture the essence of life and celebrate the beauty that movement brings to clothes.

"Herman Landshoff: Photographs" is the third in a series of photographic exhibitions based on selected images from the Museum's Photography Collection. On view will be approximately 65 color and black-and-white images from the 1940s, including fashion photography, portraits of famous photographers, and still lifes. This exhibition is curated by Irving Solero, museum photographer at The Museum at FIT.

The opening reception is Monday June 17th from 5PM-7PM at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, 7th Avenue at 27th Street. For more information call 217-7642. To rsvp for the event call 217-5955.

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