With eyes of a painter, Guy Bourdin created images that told fascinating stories described as intense, haunting, and unforgettable. The curious self-taught French photographer worked with many of the world’s leading fashion houses and magazines, such as Chloé and Harper’s Bazaar, and became a true leader in advertising and fashion. Known for extending the possibilities of photography with his powerful artistic vision, the star photographer established the idea that the product should come secondary to the image. Discover Guy Bourdin’s legacy in the Berlin-based exhibition that introduces both iconic and lesser-known images from publications alongside his visionary work with French designer Charles Jourdan. “Guy Bourdin: Image Maker” is on view at the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin from December 1st, 2017 until May 13th, 2018.
Clockwise from top: Linea Italiana, 1975 © The Guy Bourdin Estate, 2017; Vogue Paris, March 1965 © The Guy Bourdin Estate, 2017; Vogue Paris December 1969 © The Guy Bourdin Estate, 2017.