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Fondazione Sozzani Shares David Seidner’s Exhibition From The Archive

Discover the exhibition by one of the leading fashion photographers of the 80s and 90s, David Seidner.

Lips, 1988 © International Center of Photography, David Seidner Archive

Now when almost everything is temporarily closed, Fondazione Sozzani continues to share the online content, exhibitions, interviews and videos from their archives. Today, you will be able to discover the exhibition by one of the leading fashion photographers of the 80s and 90s, David Seidner.

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Presented in 2016 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of 10 Corso Como, the exhibition features the prints by the International Center of Photography, including a body of fifty photographs that traced Seidner’s photographic research in its constant oscillation between fashion, portrait and art history.

Francine Howell, Azzedine Alaia 1986 © International Center of Photography, David Seidner Archive

“What I’m most interested in is evoking the spirit of a painting through the fold of fabric, the position of a hand, the quality of light on skin.” David Seidner

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Duong/Patou, 1986 © International Center of Photography, David Seidner Archive
Therese Bachy, French Vogue 1987 © International Center of Photography, David Seidner Archive

Born in Los Angeles in 1957, at seventeen he moved to Paris to work as a fashion photographer. By nineteen, his pictures were appearing on magazine covers and his collaborations with the fashion world would start to deepen. The earlier images document the couturiers Azzedine Alaïa, Chanel, Madame Grès, Jean Patou, Ungaro and Valentino. In 1980 he worked exclusively for two years with Yves Saint Laurent. David Seidner prematurely passed away in 1999 at forty-two, leaving a body of work that testifies to his personal survey on photography and art history, what he considered his “philosophical perspective.” – from Fondazzione Sozzani

Robert Mapplethorpe, ca. 1980 © International Center of Photography, David Seidner Archive

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