Georges Dambier at Peter Fetterman Gallery

 © Georges Dambier, Suzy Parker Hydranger, 1953

© Georges Dambier, Suzy Parker Hydranger, 1953

Peter Fetterman Gallery presents a solo exhibition of significant 1950’s fashion photography from Georges Dambier (1925-2011).

Georges Dambier (1925-2011) began his career in post-war Paris as a photojournalist with a background in graphic design and portraiture before he began photographing for fashion magazines in the 1940s. Al- though often overlooked in the history of fashion photography, Dambier was a contemporary of Irving Penn and Richard Avedon and became the key photographer for French Elle after receiving his first job from director Helene Lazzareff. The photographs on display, most of which have never been exhibited, are from a period of the 1950s at the height of his career photographing legendary models including Suzy Parker, Bettina, Barbara Mullen, Brigitte Bardot, Capucine and Sophie Litvak. The artist’s close friendship with many of his models produced uniquely humble fashion imagery showing chic feminine style at ease in everyday situations; the models are confident yet still delicate while in action on city sidewalks, beaches and in hotels. This is the first west coast exhibition of Dambier’s work and consists of over thirty prints that display his masterful use of lighting and focus to create arresting images of style and femininity.

Venue: Peter Fetterman Gallery, Bergamot Station, Gallery A7 . 2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404.

Open: Saturday 23rd March - 8 June 2022

Open reception: 23rd March 4-7pm

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