As the sequence of extravagant opening events for the St Barth Photo Festival 2021 continues, on the evening of November 27th, the photographic works of Marco Glaviano will take center stage. Visitors are invited to view his 50 Years in St Barth exhibition at the Rosewood Le Guanahani hotel.
The series presented in 50 Years in St Barth includes soft-focus images shot on the Island where the Italian artist is a regular. Featuring black and white beachscapes filled with stunning female silhouettes, including a few of Cindy Crawford’s, the series captures the Island spirit of freedom and sophistication. The artist has been one of the first photographers to shoot in digital and the first to publish a digital picture in American Vogue in 1982. In his classical photography, digital enables him to catch body movements that convey a sense of deliverance. Except for a few experimental photomontage portraits in muted colors included in the show, the photographer prefers to use little to no post-production. Glaviano captures his subject through his lens devoid of makeup, props, or clothing, creating elegant and sensible images. His images keep the authentic and timeless feel of film photography.
The Italian photographer’s successful and expansive career has positioned him as an influential force in fashion photography. He has been credited with launching the careers of many world-famous supermodels such as Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, and Paulina Porizkova. Throughout his career, Glaviano has photographed over 500 covers and editorials for publications such as Italian Vogue, American Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, alongside thirty solo exhibitions of his works in cities around Europe and the United States.
Glaviano’s soft and classical photographs provide a new ambiance to the festival, as they capture a mood and visual aesthetic not yet seen in the series of opening exhibitions. The festival’s casual approach and exhibiting strategy of fun-loving parties offers unique access to the artists featured in a more relaxed setting, providing a glimpse of the artists and their works in an approachable and enjoyable way.
Marie Audier D’Alessandris
November 23rd, Festival Opening: Wallhouse Museum – Laurent Polo-Garnier and Camellia Menard, Emergence
November 24th Cheval Blanc – Ellen von Unwerth, Party Time
November 25th Christopher – Greg Lotus, By the Pool
November 26th Toiny – David Drebin, Sea Gazing
November 27th Rosewood Le Guanahani – Marco Glaviano, 50 Years in Saint Barth
November 28th Hôtel Barrière Carl Gustaf – Brian Bowen Smith, Drivebys
November 29th Le Sereno – David Bellemere, Flowers
November 30th Villa Marie – Ben Watts, Summer Island
December 1st Manapany – Greg Kadel, Plein Soleil
December 2nd Le Barthélemy – Fred Meylan, Swim Forever
Eden Rock – Daniel Arsham, Moon Shots
For programming details, more information about the artist and the artworks, visit www.sbhartweek.com and follow @artweeksbh.