Mittwoch, 31. Oktober 2012

Albert Watson: "Visions feat. Cotton made in Africa"

Cotton made in Africa School, Benin, 2011 © Albert Watson
Peuhl Festival, Benin, 2011 © Albert Watson
Albert Watson
Albert Watson: Ambassador East Motel, Las Vegas, 2001 © Albert Watson
Albert Watson: Breaunna in Cat Mask, Las Vegas Hilton, 2001 © Albert Watson
Albert Watson: Christy Turlington, New York City 1990 © Albert Watson

Albert Watson: Grace Jones and Dolph Lundgren, New York 1983. © Albert Watson
Albert Watson: Jack Nicholson, NYC, 1998 © Albert Watson
Koleou Field, Benin, 2011 © Albert Watson
Albert Watson's, fashion and ad photographer, exhibition on "Visions feat. Cotton made in Africa" that will be held at Haus der Photographie in Hamburg’s Deichtorhallen until January 6, 2013, has two sections: the Albert Watson photographs made exclusively in Benin in December 2011 form the heart of the show. They present the smallholders associated with the Cotton made in Africa initiative and introduce us to their world, thus visualizing the initiative’s social impact. Alongside the current photographic fruit of his trip round Benin, various rooms are dedicated to early work groups and classics, mainly small-format vintage prints that Watson himself made in the darkroom. This encourages viewers to actively explore Watson’s artistic strategy and the sheer breadth of the different genres, without losing sight of the roots of the various work groups.

"Visions feat. Cotton made in Africa"
by Albert Watson
until 6.1.2013
Deichtorhallen, Hamburg

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