Viviane Sassen: UMBRA

Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Viviane Sassen: UMBRA

UMBRA is an exhibition consisting of photography and multimedia works by acclaimed fashion photographer Viviane Sassen (Dutch, b. 1972). The work in UMBRA, which means shadow in Latin, emphasizes the play of light and shadow that is characteristic of her work. The artist is also known for her alluring color photographs in which form and content balance on the edge of abstraction. Most recently, Sassen was awarded the Society’s Honorary Fellowship award from The Royal Photographic Society, Bath, UK, (2015), and received the Gold Medal Deutsche Fotobuchpreis for Best Photobook 2016, Stuttgart, Germany (2015). 

 

Image credit: Viviane Sassen, Four shoes, 2005

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Viviane Sassen: UMBRA

Viviane Sassen: UMBRA

Viviane Sassen: UMBRA

Museum of Contemporary Photography

UMBRA is an exhibition consisting of photography and multimedia works by acclaimed fashion photographer Viviane Sassen (Dutch, b. 1972). The work in UMBRA, which means ...

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