Edward Steichen in High Fashion, the Condé Nast years 1923 – 1937


Edward Steichen Actress Mary Heberden, 1935 (Vogue, March 15, 1935).

Exhibition, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK, until 18 January 2015.
Over 200 vintage prints are brought together especially for this exhibition, marking the period when Steichen was working for Condé Nast on its two most prestigious publications, Vogue and Vanity Fair. Offered is a rare opportunity not just to witness a key period in history, but also to gain insight into Steichen’s distinctive approach towards portraiture and fashion photography. Steichen was already an internationally celebrated painter and photographer when in 1923 he was offered that lucrative and high profile position. During his tenure, he was said to have been the best known and highest paid photographer in the world, and is universally credited with being the father of modern fashion photography.