Guy Bourdin: Image Maker
Protege of Man Ray, principal photographer of Vogue France, inspiration for the fashion world’s favorite photographers, and immortalized in the collections of The Getty, Tate, MoMA, and VandA museums, Guy Bourdin is not to be left out of the pantheon of the world's greatest photographers. Bourdin played on themes of decadence, surrealism, and visual narratives during his tenure at Vogue, and is credited with inventing the double spread.
Finding beauty in the unlikeliest of places, his work has a hauntingly evocative quality typical of fine art. Guy Bourdin: Image Maker is an exploration of the photographer's iconic imagery, featuring archival material yet unpublished, including original, never-before-seen Vogue layouts, hand-clipped and annotated layouts, Polaroids, and paintings.
About the Author
Matthias Harder, PhD, has been the chief curator of the Helmut Newton Foundation since 2004.
Prior to his work at the Foundation, Matthias served as a guest curator at nGBK, FundaciO "La Caixa," Barcelona, the Tokyo Art Museum, the Goethe-Institut, and the Munich Stadtmuseum, where he organised retrospective exhibitions on photographers Herbert List and Stefan Moses. He is a regular contributor to Photonews, Aperture, Eyemazing , and Art in America , as well as numerous articles and essays for exhibition catalogues and photographic publications.