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George Daniell at Weam Miami

Opening Reception Monday, December 2, 9 pm

The show is curated by Helmut Schuster in cooperation with the George Daniell Archive, Maine

MENNO ADEN Erster Preis Deutscher Preis für Wissenschaftsfotografie 2013 Okt/Nov 2013 First Prize German Award for Science Photography 2013 Oct/Nov 2013

Nov 2013

We are pleased to announce that the photo work "Lab" has gained the First Prize at  the German Award for Science Photography 2013. The award ceremony will take place on 23 November 2013 at "Haus der Wissenschaft" in Bremen, Germany. A longer article about this work is published by Amy Frearson

The Queen of Pin-up photography opens her first exhibition in Bulgaria

Legendary Bunny Yeager is the artist who made the iconic photo of Ursula Andres as Bond girl in the first James Bond Movie

A true treasure for the admirers of retro aesthetics is about to be shown in Sofia this month. The exhibition "Bunny’s Pin-up girls" with photographs by the legendary Bunny Yaeger will open on October 14th at the Vivacom Art Hall. Thanks to the organizers Sofia Vault and Vivacom's space dedicated to arts and culture, 50 of the iconic photographs by the Queen of pin-up will be shown in Sofia until October 25th. This is a rare chance to see and enjoy the golden age of this visual style.

Bunny Yeager started her career in the 1950's as a model and her first attempts as photographer had a rather mundane reason - they allowed her to easily print and distribute her own modeling portfolio. It wasn't long before she found out that her previous experience as a pin-up girl came very useful in the then male-dominated craft. Beauty, lightness and spontaneity became the trademark in the pictures of Bunny's girls. She is the first woman who shot for Playboy and has created some of the magazine's most emblematic covers.

"Almost all of the girls I asked easily agreed to pose for me, because they knew I wasn't going to flirt with them like the men photographers did", recalls Bunny.

In the mid-1950's she had so many orders for pin-up shoots, she could hardly manage to make all of them. This is the time of Betty Page - one of Bunny's greatest discoveries, who quickly rose to fame and became one of America's symbols of the time.

Bunny Yeager made the iconic pictures of Ursula Andres - the first James Bond girl, coming out of the sea in shiny white bikini in the famous scene from "Doctor No". A funny fact about Bunny is she often made the two-piece bathing suits she used in her photo shoots. Some of the other famous Bunny girls are Maria Stinger, Lisa Winters, Joyce Nisari, etc.

Often daring and brave, the photos of Bunny Yeager reflect the urge for freedom felt by women of these years. The author herself is one of the open supporters of wearing two-piece bathing suits on the beach and is believed to be one of the biggest influencers in the popularization of bikini.

Guests for the first exhibition of Bunny in Bulgaria are her agent Ed Christine and Berlin-based Galerist Helmut Schuster, who organized the first European exhibition of the American photography legend. The Schuster gallery is a partner of the event in Sofia. Immediately before the opening, the two special guests will meet Bulgarian students and professionals to share their experience in a talk and lecture about the best practices in art and art related business.

"Bunny's Pin-up Girls" will be in Sofia between 14 and 25 October at Vivacom Art Hall.


The Exhibition

"Bunny Yeager: Both Sides of the Camera"

Is on view through Oct. 6 at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, 1 East Las Olas Blvd.

I will be the last two Sundays of the show (Sept 29 between 1pm and 5pm and on Oct 6 between 1pm and 6pm) in the museum to guide you through this outstanding exhibition.

Please use this opportunity to travel through the time with the timeless photos of Bunny, starting with the extensive photos of Bettie Page,
and ending with the current
photos of Paz de la Huerta from May 2013.

Those of you who asked me to reserve Photos for their collection , should use this chance to see their new artworks displayed in this wonderfull exhibiton context.

Finally don`t miss the second exhibition which is on display:

Woman`s World: Contemporary Views of Wowen by Women. This exhibition considers the changing image of feminty in the last decades.

You will find a large piece of Maria Magdalena Campos Pons but also Photos from Cindy Sherman, Anne Leibovitz or Diane Arbus.

Hope to see you the next Sundays

With warm greetings from Berlin

Helmut Schuster

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