L’Œil de la Photographie: The favorites of Florence and Damien Bachelot at Paris Photo

Black and white or color, portrait or landscape, not real constraints during this stroll thru Paris Photos but heart-throbs and emotions in front of photographs that impose themselves, Gordon Parks, Dave Heath, Robert Frank , exchanges with gallerists and the discovery of the worlds of Bruce Wrighton and Jamel Shabazz and the meeting of artists Laura Henno and Adrien Boyer. – Florence Bachelot

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The J. Paul Getty Museum: ICONS OF STYLE A CENTURY OF FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY, 1911-2011

Why do some fashion photographs transcend their commercial character to function as works of art, while others do not? In part, the answer lies in the ability of a fashion photograph to reflect two or more worlds: the perfect world inside the frame—where youth, beauty, and luxury reign supreme—and the harsh realities of the world outside it. The best fashion photographs remind us of other works of art or expand the boundaries of the genre, redefining what a fashion photograph is supposed to do, or be.

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