Acclaimed Italian fashion photographer Frank Horvat latest exhibition @ Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver
OPENING ARTIST RECEPTION: Friday, October 19 at 8 – 10 pm
…………..Horvat is considered a pioneer in what has come to be regarded as the golden age of fashion photography. He was the first fashion photographer to use a 35mm camera and reportage techniques, and has influenced generations of fashion photographers…………..His distinctive images of models taken in the streets combine the realism of spontaneous photojournalism with the artifice of directed staged photography. Based in Paris, Horvat’s distinguished career spans over sixty years. This exhibition will provide a long overdue, indepth interpretation of this key figure in the history of fashion photography.
Conversation with curator Vince Aletti and artist Frank Horvat
Saturday, October 20 at 2PM@ Emily Carr University, lecture hall
Frank Horvat was born 1928 in Italy. In the early 1950s, after traveling to Pakistan and India as a freelance photographer, Horvat settled in London, working for Life magazine and Picture Post. In 1955, the same year his work was first shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in the Family of Man exhibition, Horvat moved to Paris where he first started focusing on fashion photography and joined Magnum. During this time Horvat worked for major publications such as Jardin des Modes, Elle; Glamour, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. He worked with important designers such as Coco Chanel and Givenchy as well as the Parisian nightclubs, Le Sphinx and Crazy Horse. His work has been included in major group exhibitions: Fashion Photographs, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (1985) Photographes et Creatures de Mode, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (1988) and Vanités , Centre National de la Photographie, Paris (1993).
About the Curator: Vince Aletti is a renowned New York based curator critic, and collector with a profound knowledge of fashion photography. He recently curated a series of exhibitions on fashion photography for the International Centre of Photography in New York including This is Not a Fashion Photograph, Weird Beauty: Fashion Photography Now and Avedon Fashion 1944-2000. His exhibition Male, based on his photography collection assembled over the last thirty years, was shown at Presentation House Gallery in 2008. Aletti is a regular contributor on photography to The New Yorker and was the Village Voice’s art editor from 1994 to 2005 and the paper’s photo critic for twenty years. A collection of his weekly columns on disco music, The Disco Files 1973-78: New York’s Underground, was published in 2009. He won the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award for writing in 2005.
Presenting Sponsors of Horvat: Fashion
RAINER AND DAWNA MÜLLER