Weird Beauty: Fashion Photography Now is on view at the International Center for Photography (ICP) from January 16 through May 3, 2009. Organized by Vince Aletti and Carol Squiers, the exhibition is made up of images created by more than forty photographers working in the fashion industry today. The exhibition features tear sheets, original photographic prints, and online media to highlight the original context of the photographs, as well as to illustrate the diversity that is characteristic of current fashion imagery.
Weird Beauty presents photographs derived from both widely recognized and lesser known magazines, and includes photographers not commonly associated with fashion like Collier Schorr (Season 2), who shoots for fashion publications such as Doingbird, and Nan Goldin who contributes regularly to the German children’s fashion magazine Kid’s Wear.
The concurrent exhibition, This is Not a Fashion Photograph, similarly questions perceived notions of what fashion photography is by including works by artists who are not traditionally associated with fashion. Drawn primarily from ICP’s permanent collection, This is Not a Fashion Photograph is also organized by Aletti.
Visit the events page for a full schedule of artists that will present their work in the lecture series “The Photographers.”