March 25, 2010
Photo Exhibition in Fort Lauderdale
The 'Museum of Art' in Fort Lauderdale has opened the 'Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, the Conde Nast years, 1923-1937' exhibition, showing a collection of Steichen images with models in fashion clothing.
Edward Steichen, one the most important fashion photographers in the industry, was born in Luxembourg and came to the U.S. when he was still a child. He became chief photographer for Conde Nast's two magazines 'Vogue' and 'Vanity Fair', where he worked until 1937.
The official Nikon History pages record Steichen's achievements in photography when he was "presented the Award for Photograph Promoting International Understanding to the winners of the Award for International Understanding through Photography (founded in 1957) which is given by the Photographic Society of America to brilliant photographic artists who worked hard to further international understanding through photographs.
Nikon presented the three-story pagoda of pure silver as a supplementary prize to a total of 11 winners, starting from the first winner Edward Steichen, the second winner Henri Cartier-Bresson, including Walt Disney (5th winner) and D. D. Duncan (6th winner). thru Alfred Eisenstaedt, the 11th winner in 1967."
At age 66, he became director of photography for the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where he put on more than 40 exhibitions. He died in 1973.
The Steichen exhibit runs through April 11, and will then be shown at 'The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art', Kansas City, MO from May 15 - July 25, 2010.
More information on Edward Steichen and the exhibition can be found at the pages of the 'Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography'.
Posted by joef at March 25, 2010 3:39 PM