by George Hurrell, January 1934
© Condé Nast Publications Inc/ Courtesy of Condé Nast Archive
Some of the greatest portrait photographs of the twentieth century were taken for, or published in, Vanity Fair. This exhibition features 150 classic images from both the magazine's first period (191336) and subsequent re-birth in 1983 of significant people in art, film, music, sport, business and politics. Works by legendary photographers such as Edward Steichen and Cecil Beaton are shown alongside those of celebrated modern-day photographers such as Annie Leibovitz and Mario Testino.
With subjects as diverse as Claude Monet, Cary Grant and Madonna, this exhibition presents an exceptional range of photographic portraiture from the early years of the twentieth century to the present day.
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
14 June - 21 September 2008
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
26 October 2008 - 1 March 2009
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
5 June - 30 August 2009