Ellen von Unwerth

Devotion! 30 Years of Photographing Women

December 14 - July 23, 2020

Devotion! 30 Years of Photographing Women explores Ellen von Unwerth’s provocative, yet playful photography through seven expressions: Play, Gender, Drama, Love, Power, Passion, and Lust.

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“Looking back at a photographic career spanning over 30 years provokes many thoughts. I have done so much. The photographs become like a diary of meetings, people and contexts that suddenly spring to life again. I always say, “let life come to you instead of trying to control everything.” I want energy and movement in my images, because that’s how life is. Exhibiting this retrospective at Fotografiska makes me incredibly proud.”

–Ellen von Unwerth

Fotographers (in) Focus

Ellen von Unwerth shares how she is staying creative during isolation. Immersed in nature and drawing inspiration from it, von Unwerth offers an uplifting perspective on her life and work, as she reflects on her current exhibition at Fotografiska New York, Devotion! 30 Years of Photographing Women.

Being Creative © Ellen von Unwerth, March 2020

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Gisele Bündchen, Saint Tropez, 2004 © Ellen von Unwerth
Guess Who, Claudia Schiffer, Nashville, 1989 © Ellen von Unwerth
Daffodil, Paris, 2015 © Ellen von Unwerth
© Ellen von Unwerth
Gisele Bündchen, Saint Tropez, 2004 © Ellen von Unwerth
Guess Who, Claudia Schiffer, Nashville, 1989 © Ellen von Unwerth
Daffodil, Paris, 2015 © Ellen von Unwerth
© Ellen von Unwerth