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PHOTOFAIRS New York 2023 : Staley-Wise Gallery


Staley-Wise Gallery participates to the inaugural edition of PHOTOFAIRS New York. The gallery showcases a sharply curated choice of works by photographers such as Melvin Sokolsky, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Arthur Elgort, Steven Klein, Bert Stern, Horst P.Horst, Michael Dweck, Peter Beard, David LaChapelle, Kali, Txema Yeste, Rodney Smith (who will be their forthcoming exhibition later this month) and also an image by Stephanie Pfriender Stylander. Below is the back story as told by Stephanie :

“I was living in Paris in the early 1990’s and my French assistant would take me to these small cinemas behind the Champs-Élysées and introduced me to the films of Jean-Luc Godard. I fell in love with Godard’s muse, the actress Anna Karina. When I received the call from the creative director of Harper’s Bazaar Uomo to shoot a fashion story in NYC (the brief was “a love story, a young couple roaming the streets”), I thought: I HAVE to find MY Anna Karina.

The male model Marcus Schenkenberg was the star at that time – he was in all the Versace ads with Avedon. But I wanted someone unexpected to go with him.

I called up Women modeling agency, spoke to a booker that I knew, and told her all about Anna Karina and that I was looking for this type of girl – different, a bit off, kooky, beautiful, and unusual. She told me that she had just received these faxes from their British agency and there was this girl – but she said: “I think she has something, you might like her – but I have to tell you she is really tiny.” The next day I saw the faxes and really couldn’t believe it – Kate was perfect. I could see in those faxes that she knew innately how to speak to the camera and her look was something I had never seen in a model before.

It was Kate Moss’s first-ever shoot in New York.”

Stephanie Pfriender Stylander


Staley-Wise Gallery
Booth 116


September 8 -10, 2023
VIP preview day on September 7
Javits Center
429 11th Ave, New York, NY 10001

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