Vogue 100: A Century of Style

 

 

If something has gotten the magazine VOGUE, as well as bringing glamour and style to women of around the world, it is to work successfully with the best photographers and with the great personalities of each era, reflecting with their images changes in culture and in society. Now, these iconic images can be enjoyed at the National Portrait Gallery in London thanks to the exhibition "Vogue 100: A Century of Style" organized by British Vogue on the occasion of its centenary.

 

 

 

280 prints from the files of Conde Nast, since the founding of VOGUE in 1916, photographs of movie stars, icons of fashion, personalities from all walks up the sample, "an indispensable appointment and unforgettable for lovers of fashion magazines, photography and famous ", with words of Alexandra Shulman, editor-in-chief of Vogue.

 

 

 

 

En Vogue 100: a century of style, you can see the work of world-class photographers like Cecil Beaton, Lee Miller, Irving Penn, Snowdon, David Bailey, Corinne Day, Patrick Demarchelier, Nick Knight, Herb Ritts, Mario Testino, Tim Walker and Albert Watson, in some photo shoots for designers that have defined the last century in fashion as Dior, Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen are.

 

 

 

A journey through the history of one of the most influential fashion magazines in the world but also a review of the most famous faces - models like Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer, Linda Evangelista, legendary Hollywood actors like Chaplin and Fred Astaire, or Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William of England, and styles that have defined our recent history, not forgetting "the essential role played by the magazine in the same evolution of fashion portrait", as recalled Nicholas Cullinan , director of the gallery.

 

100 Vogue: A Century of Style can be seen at the National Portrait Gallery in London until next May 22.
 

 

The CEART opens this Thursday, November 14th in the room A an exhibition dedicated to this master of photography, which will be open to the public until February 9th. The show includes one of the artist's latest projects, focused on the hard work carried out by the miners of Serra Pelada, an open gold mine in the heart of Brazil where employees daily risked their lives.

Immigration, poverty, marginal life, slave labour, man's relationship with the land, the use of natural resources... are issues that have always fascinated Salgado. From the beginning of his career as a photographer, his work has opted to give visibility to the most disadvantaged groups and to create with his images a vivid and impressive visual story without fakes. With a raw black and white, this author's work transits between photo-reportage and naturalistic photography.

And the idea that permeates all his work is human dignity. Salgado portrays employees, miners and gatherers from a purely humanistic approach that wants to value their integrity, their strength and their resilience.

“If you photograph a human, so that he is not represented in a noble way, there is no reason to take the picture. That is my way of seeing things.”

Salgado entered this discipline long after completing his studies in economics between Brazil and the United States, and a doctorate in statistics in France. But in 1973 his life took a turn, and he decided to start his career as a photographer. He achieved to work at the Gamma Agency and Magnum Photos for more than 15 years until in 1994 he founded his own agency “Amazonas Imagen”.

With the “Gold” project, the photographer portrays a harsh reality that takes place in the Serra Pelada mine, a name given to a totally devastated and anarchically excavated mining enclave, the world's largest open-pit gold mine, through which more than 50,000 people have passed. In the heat of the legends about the mysterious “El Dorado”, the enthusiasm for this precious metal led to the development of strenuous exploitation practices for the workers and to originate tales of grief and glory, of human victory and defeat between the soil, the tunnels and the cargo baskets.

The CEART exhibition brings together Salgado's full portfolio in his characteristical black and white and large-format photographs that leave no one indifferent.