‘So Beautiful’ in Cologne


© Greg Gorman "Grace Jones in Hat", 1999, Ed. 25

Everybody has different conceptions of what should be considered ‘beautiful’. At In focus Galerie, however, the curators have grown tired of the present-day tendency for photographers to take as their subject the banal and uninspiring everyday. Instead, they’d like us to reconsider more longstanding, glorious ideals of beauty, and how those relate to society today. Through a display of 19 photographers and their varied approaches – Lillian Bassman, Ruth Bernhard, Édouard Boubat, Jean-Philippe Charbonnier, Lucien Clergue, František Drtikol, Elliott Erwitt, Franco Fontana, Greg Gorman, René Groebli, F.C. Gundlach, Frank Horvat, William Klein, Helmut Newton, Marc Riboud, Willy Ronis, Jan Saudek, Jeanloup Sieff and Karin Székessy – ‘So Beautiful’ presents us with a history of the aesthetics of modern female beauty, from 1940 right up to the present.

More information at: In focus Galerie