Titles by Subject
Fashion & Beauty
Women Then: Photographs 1954-1969
Text by Julia Morton, Preface by Gail Buckland, Afterword by Faye Dunaway, Photographed by Jerry Schatzberg
About This Book
A collection of rarely seen black-and-white photographs taken of women in the 1950s and 1960s, captured by the renowned New York City fashion photographer and filmmaker. Designed by Ruth Ansel, this elegantly produced volume captures the romance and glamour of women in the 1950s and 1960s. A mix of fashion and portraiture, it includes intimate and striking portraits of Nico, Faye Dunaway, Edie Sedgwick, Sharon Tate, and Catherine Deneuve. Jerry Schatzberg’s moody snapshots of a more innocent and whimsical New York on the brink of the important societal changes of the sixties form a compellingly nostalgic portrait of a stylish moment. Images of jetsetters at an airport terminal, lovers embracing in Central Park, and a woman waltzing in the street in the Financial District portray a time as well as a style. A New York City native, Schatzberg documented the period with the insider’s sensibility of Woody Allen or Martin Scorsese, but with the high-fashion style of Irving Penn and Richard Avedon. With a keen eye for the magic of the in-between moment, Schatzberg stealthily captured the elegance and beauty of a woman as her role was redefined in the sixties, while at the same time retaining an element of humor and surprise.
About the Author
Jerry Schatzberg has been published in Vogue, McCall’s, Esquire, Glamour, and Life in the 1960s, and has directed twelve films, including The Panic in Needle Park and Scarecrow. His last monograph, Paris 1962, was published by Rizzoli in 2008.