Portraitist and fashion photographer by profession, artist by inclination, Man Ray found the female form to be one of his principal inspirations. Models, muses, companions, students, and colleagues like Berenice Abbott, Lee Miller, Meret Oppenheim, Nusch Éluard, Kiki de Montparnasse, Dora Maar, and Juliet represented a universe of relationships as diverse as they were crucial in the evolution of his life and of the poetics of his art. Some of these women were great artists in their own right; others were central figures in the cultural history of the era, as revealed in this volume edited by Walter Guadagnini and Giangavino Pazzola, who create a dialogue among over a hundred masterpieces by the American artist—a true icon of twentieth-century photography—and some of the women who played prominent roles in an extraordinary period in the art world.
Turin, CAMERA, October 2019 - January 2020
Wo | Man Ray
Tout-Paris. Man Ray & Berenice Abbott
Bodies as a form of artistic reasoning
La beauté convulsive
La photographie n’est pas l’art
Lee, Dora & Meret
'Le mannequin' by Man Ray. From 'Exposition' to 'Résurrection'
Résurrection des mannequins
The Fifty Faces of Juliet
Man Ray 1981-2019
Atelier Man Ray