Tuesday, November 11, 2008

But That's Another Story: A Photographic Retrospective

But That's Another Story: A Photographic Retrospective of Milton H. Greene -- A privileged witness to the glamorous spirit of the 1950s and 60s, Milton H. Greene photographed the greatest artists, actors, and personalities of the twentieth century. Renowned for his fashion photographs, Greene perfectly captured the fantasy, elegance, and beauty of his models, for which he secured assignments from major national publications and prestigious advertising clients. But That’s Another Story: A Photographic Retrospective of Milton H. Greene reproduces, in their original clarity and integrity, pictures that have been largely unavailable since Greene’s death in 1985. Organized thematically, it features both the widely published fashion and celebrity series (including the campaign Greene shot for American Airlines in the 1950s) and some intimate backstage candids. A whole chapter is dedicated to photos of Marilyn Monroe, where some of her most iconic portraits mix with private moments from her life. Ultimately, Greene’s photography invites us back to an era when film and fashion, art and style were at their highest.

Milton H. Greene (1922-1985) photographed for Look, Life, Town & Country, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and others throughout the 1950s and 60s, and won awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts and the Art Directors Club. In recent years his work has been exhibited at the International Center of Photography in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., among others. He collaborated with Norman Mailer on Of Women and Their Elegance (Simon and Schuster, 1980), a fictional autobiography of Marilyn Monroe.

No comments: