22 September - 28 October 2023
The collection of Dora Maar negatives, original silver gelatin contacts and posthumous silver gelatin prints act as a comprehensive overview of her work, mostly taken during her most productive decade, the 1930’s. As a radical and pioneering photographer at a time before distinctions were made between commercial and ‘art’ photography, and where boundaries between art, advertising and fashion were blurred, Maar produced a body of work that straddled all these media. Much of her advertisement photography fell into the realm between reality and fantasy, which allowed her to sustain both a commercial career and her involvement as an integral member of the burgeoning Surrealist movement in Paris.