1pm every Wednesday and Friday from 25 October 2017
Join one of the Museum team to take a trip through the highlights of the exhibition Louise Dahl-Wolfe: A Style of her Own. Louise Dahl-Wolfe (1895–1989) is one of the most influential fashion photographers of the 20th century. She revitalized the Hollywood portrait and invigorated fashion photography of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. During two decades spent working for Harper’s Bazaar (1936–58), Dahl-Wolfe pioneered the use of natural lighting in fashion photography, shooting on location and outdoors. Her modernist outlook changed American visual culture and influenced a school of artists – including Richard Avedon. This is the first solo show of her work outside the United States.
*Free tour with exhibition entry. Limited to 20 places.
Exhibition tickets: £9.90 adults* / £7.70 concessions* / £6 students
*Includes 10% gift aid
Images: Louise Dahl-Wolfe: A Style of Her Own published by La Fábrica.
All photographs © 1989 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents.
Page 1: ‘A Journey into Time: Small Clothes for the Sun’ by Louise Dahl-Wolfe, 1952. Variant pose published Harper’s Bazaar, May 1952.
Pages 50–51: featuring June Vincent by Louise Dahl-Wolfe. ‘Keep the Home Fires Burning’, Harper’s Bazaar, April 1941.
Pages 198–199: Nude, 1941. Self-portrait, n.d.
Pages 130-132: Ophelia, Nashville, 1932 by Louise Dahl-Wolfe