International Centre of Images : David Seidner : Fragments, 1977-99

International Centre of Images : David Seidner : Fragments, 1977-99

The Worldwide Centre of Photography presents David Seidner : Fragments, 1977-99, the 1st big study of the photographer’s do the job. Identified for capturing avant-garde manner of the 1980s and 1990s by designers these as Yves Saint Laurent—with whom Seidner had an unique agreement with at age 22— and Madame Grès, Seidner was also a prolific editorial photographer for publications these types of as Harper’s Bazaar, Harper’s & Queen, The New York Instances Journal, Vainness Reasonable, and international editions of Vogue.

In addition to industrial and editorial get the job done, Seidner was fully commited to his personal exercise. The exhibition provides lesser-recognised highlights which includes his early fine artwork images and fragmented portrait reports, illustrations or photos of groundbreaking dancers and choreographers, portraits of effectively-recognised modern artists and their studios, and from his remaining job, abstracted scientific studies of orchids. Seidner was also a frequent contributor to BOMB Journal as a photographer, interviewer, and guest editor and his essential early function at this crucial publication are highlighted.

Though Seidner’s perform has mostly light from see because his passing from AIDS-connected ailments in 1999, the exhibition will existing the complexity of Seidner’s work and profession, his lively manner and editorial pictures as very well as his very own creative experimentations and his documentation of the New York art earth. The get the job done on look at will be drawn predominantly from Seidner’s archive, which has been a section of ICP’s collection considering the fact that 2001 but has been seldom exhibited.

“Even although he photographed with and for the primary vogue designers of his time, Seidner was an artist who built perform no matter where it appeared or how it circulated,” mentioned Elisabeth Sherman, ICP’s Senior Curator and Director of Exhibitions and Collections. “This study introduces Seidner’s exercise and represents ICP’s willingness to interact with photographers as artists whose artwork is not as conveniently categorized as some others, resulting in it to normally go underneath acknowledged or unappreciated. We are happy to current the to start with thorough study of Seidner’s perform.”

“Photography showcased this 12 months boost how photographers are the historians of their and our periods. They problem us to confront inquiries about who we are as men and women and as a modern society, and who we want to be,” Government Director Tiny stated. “ICP at 50 and David Seidner rejoice ICP’s dedication to the great range, accessibility, and complexity of image producing, and how as an establishment, we will continue to adhere to its lots of emerging varieties and its ongoing effects on human working experience. We invite the public to be a part of us in this celebration as we go on to shape the current and long term of photography and ICP jointly.”


David Seidner: Fragments, 1977-99 is curated by Elisabeth Sherman, ICP Senior Curator and Director of Exhibitions and Collections.

David Seidner : Fragments, 1977-99
Till May possibly 6, 2024
International Middle of Photography (ICP)
79 Essex St.
New York, NY 10002