Schorr in Weird Beauty

Miles Aldridge, “Spot the Fake #1,” 2006. © Miles Aldridge. Courtesy of the artist.

Weird Beauty: Fashion Photography Now is on view at the International Center for Photography (ICP) from January 16 through May 3, 2009. Organized by Vince Aletti and Carol Squiers, the exhibition is made up of images created by more than forty photographers working in the fashion industry today. The exhibition features tear sheets, original photographic prints, and online media to highlight the original context of the photographs, as well as to illustrate the diversity that is characteristic of current fashion imagery.

Weird Beauty presents photographs derived from both widely recognized and lesser known magazines, and includes photographers not commonly associated with fashion like Collier Schorr (Season 2), who shoots for fashion publications such as Doingbird, and Nan Goldin who contributes regularly to the German children’s fashion magazine Kid’s Wear.
The concurrent exhibition, This is Not a Fashion Photograph, similarly questions perceived notions of what fashion photography is by including works by artists who are not traditionally associated with fashion. Drawn primarily from ICP’s permanent collection, This is Not a Fashion Photograph is also organized by Aletti.

Visit the events page for a full schedule of artists that will present their work in the lecture series “The Photographers.”

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Nicole J. Caruth is Digital Content Editor at Art21. Her writing has appeared in a range of publications, includingARTnews, Big Red & Shiny, C Magazine, Gastronomica, Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, Public Art Review, and the Phaidon Press books Vitamin Green and Vitamin D2. A regular contributor to this site since 2008, she joined the Art21 staff in 2013.

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