Special Exhibitions


DECADES OF CHANGE

Iconic Women of the 60s and 70s

June 17 – October 16, 2016

 

»Not to be a housewife« a young graduate of the prestigious Miss Porter's School for girls noted down in the yearbook of 1947 regarding her plans for the future. Her name was Jacqueline Lee Bouvier–First Lady to-be.

About ten years later, her resolution became a realistic opportunity for many women. Inspired by the Civil Rights Movement, which had originated in the 1950s, women began to unite in the United States and Europe in order to demand social equality.

The special exhibition »DECADES OF CHANGE – Iconic Women of the 60s and 70s« shows this development based on 60 portraits of female icons of these decades from the photo collection of CAMERA WORK AG.


The exhibition shows portraits of pioneers of women's rights like Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, or Angela Davis. Furthermore, it examines how the public images of women such as Romy Schneider, Jackie Kennedy, or Grace Kelly significantly changed those days. In addition, it shows women like Jane Birkin, Veruschka, Uschi Obermaier, Bianca Jagger, or Twiggy who became famous first. They represented the new faces of their time and became icons of Swinging London and the '68 generation.


Photos by artists and photographers such as Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Horst P. Horst, Elliott Erwitt, Jeanloup Sieff, Steve Schapiro, Charlotte March, Brian Duffy, Will McBride, Robert Lebeck, or Thomas Billhardt visualized these changing times in the U.S. and Europe.

© Steve Schaprio, courtesy CAMERA WORK
© Steve Schaprio, courtesy CAMERA WORK

© Steve Schaprio, courtesy CAMERA WORK
© Steve Schaprio, courtesy CAMERA WORK