Elliott Erwitt, David Goldblatt, Tony Ray Jones, Jacqueline Hassink, Erik Kessels, Martin Parr, Stephen Gill, Juergen Teller, and rare archive photos from Soviet-Russia
Being Beauteous brings together rarely seen vernacular archive photographs from Soviet Russia with images by internationally renowned photographers. The curatorial concept sets out the key theme of feminine beauty along two axes: Public/Private, and Western/Eastern. The exhibition is divided into two parts, the first of which is Public Beauties: Vignettes from the world of beauty pageants, glamour modeling, and advertising – works that document public visions of westernized feminine beauty from the position of critical remove. The second part is Private Beauties: Images that record private, Eastern, sites of feminine beauty – shot through with the trace of western mass-culture.
Edition out of print