The opening party for Ellen von Unwerth Partytime takes place on wednesday, 24NS In the Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France.
With party time, Von Unwerth, known for her daring and avant-garde style, will open the celebrations with a bang full of energy, positive vibes and iconic images.
With supermodels like Cara Delevigne, her selection of vibrant and mischievous photographs is filled with playful and brave women with water in the background. Presented in their characteristic style, which experiments with costumes and lively colors or sensual monochrome color palettes, the images present a unique interpretation of spirited summer glamor.
The German-born photographer began her impressive career as a top model and is now one of the most sought-after fashion photographers in the world. In addition to her regular contributions to some of the most prestigious publications, the artist won first prize at the 1991 International Festival of Fashion Photography and American photo magazine appointed her one of the most important personalities in photography in 1998. In 2017, the artist was the subject of the exhibition “Ellen von Unwerth Heimat” in the TASCHEN Gallery in Los Angeles, at the same time as the book launch of the same name. She won the Royal Photographic Society Award in 2020 and the Iconic Photographer Influencer Award in 2021.
The exhibition is a testimony to von Unwerth’s unique artistic flair. Her extravagant images ignite the impetus for the festival and set the tone for the following opening evenings of the unprecedented event on the island of St. Barth.
Marie Audier D’Alessandris
For details on programming, more information about the artist and the works of art, visit www.sbhartweek.com and follow @artweeksbh.