George Hoyningen-Huene (1900-1968) Susanna Brown Talk
CREDIT: George Hoyningen-Huene (1900-1968)

George Hoyningen-Huene (1900–1968)

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Join Susanna Brown for a journey back in time to the elegant world of photographer George Hoyningen-Huene (1900–1968).

A pioneer in the fields of portraiture and fashion photography, Hoyningen-Huene worked during the golden age of Vogue and Vanity Fair, and his images define the glamorous aesthetic of that era. He collaborated with the stars of the artistic milieu in Paris, including Man Ray and Salvador Dalí, before embarking on a new career as a colour consultant for Hollywood movies.

He was also an avid traveller, publishing illustrated books of his journeys through Africa, Greece, and Mexico. His stylish photographs remain an enduring source of inspiration for today’s photographers and artists and his work can be found in numerous museum collections, including the RPS Collection at the V&A, MoMA, and the Pompidou Centre.  


About - Susanna Brown is a writer and curator specialising in twentieth century and contemporary photography. She was Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum for twelve years, where she produced numerous books and curated major exhibitions including 'Tim Walker: Wonderful Things', 'Horst: Photographer of Style', 'Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography', and 'Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton'.

She previously worked at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Susanna lectures and teaches internationally and has been an invited juror for prestigious awards including the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography and the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. 


Event Organiser

Liz Williams


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