LONDON ISSUE 121 Jul 2008

The Photographer's Gallery London associations & events

Fashion in the Mirror: Self-Reflection in Fashion Photography (18th July - 14th September)

The international photographers in this exhibition undress the theme of fashion and question the creation of perfect beauty. 'Fashion in the Mirror' is an overview of their self-examination and a rare look behind-the-scenes of fashion photography from the 1950s to the present day.

Finding both comedy and poetry in the set-up of the studio, the exhibiting photographers turn their cameras on the processes and paraphernalia of the fashion shoot. Photographers are mirrored in their own work and, as viewpoints are inverted and gazes misdirected, cameras stare back expectantly.

Revealing the fashion industry's secrets and undermining its glamorous illusions, the photographers in this exhibition create work that exposes this world from within.

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