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February 14, 2007

Art is art, and fashion is fashion. "But fashion, like art is a visual language with the kind of history and identity that art has. Art and fashion are currently coming together is Susan Bright's argument of this exhibition at the National Portait Gallery. Bright is the author of Art Photography Now

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Corinne Day, Kate Moss, 1993, 'Under Exposure', British Vogue, C-Type Print

Day's work is seen as a reaction to the traditional and glamorous image which dominated fashion photography during the late 1980's

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Corinne Day, Georgina, Brixton, 1995

Transgression is the theme. What is transgressed is the conventional wisdom is that fashion is the enemy of art. The exhibition does this in terms of the work of Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Corinne Day, Steven Klein, Paolo Roversi and Mario Sorrenti. If the exhibition charts how contemporary fashion portraiture has shaped many of today's notions of beauty, sexuality and fame, then it also down the walls between art and fashion photography. Some would say that the boundaries have become so blurry that they’re practically meaningless.

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