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"LOUISE DAHL-WOLFE: THE AMERICAN IMAGE"
2000-09-23 until 2000-11-26
Center for Creative Photography
The Center for Creative Photography (CCP) at the University of Arizona and The Museum at the Fashion Institute of
Technology (FIT) open up their collections of work by Louise Dahl-Wolfe (1895-1989), one of America's foremost fashion photographers, for the
exhibition Louise Dahl-Wolfe: The American Image, on view from September 23 through November 26, 2000 at the Center for Creative Photography.
This rare full-scale retrospective features more than one hundred and thirty vintage and modern prints, tear sheets, and other memorabilia, such as letters,
scrapbooks, and personal photographs. The exhibition is selected from CCP’s Louise Dahl-Wolfe Archive of black-and-white photographs,
correspondence, clippings and memorabilia created for Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, and Sports Illustrated, with color proof sheets and related
documentation of her fashion work from FIT's collection, and work from private lenders. On view exclusively in Tucson will be additional unique objects
from CCP's Louise Dahl-Wolfe Archive including portraits of the artist and her journal and camera from her Europe and Africa trips.
This exhibition gives contemporary audiences the opportunity to experience the stunning career of Louise Dahl-Wolfe, a woman who brought a
profoundly fresh and influential approach to American magazine photography, said Trudy Wilner Stack, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the
Center for Creative Photography. By reintegrating her color and black-and-white work, her fashion and portraiture, and documents that reveal her
working process with the final spreads in Harper's, Louise Dahl-Wolfe: The American Image presents a full picture of this talent whose archive is
among the Center for Creative Photography's most researched and accessed collections.
Photograph by Louise Dahl-Wolfe.
In Sarasota, 1947.
©1989 Center for Creative Photography,
Arizona Board of Regents