For Immediate Release: Contact: Elizabeth Barragan |
Brooklyn, New York (July 13, 2009) The Farmani Gallery will feature a varied selection of original photographic images from the estate of award-winning photographer Dan Wynn. The opening reception takes place on Thursday, July 23, 2009 from 6-8PM. The exhibit features vintage prints from the 1950’s and 1960’s of Wynn’s work for Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, and Seventeen magazines, as well as campaign shots taken for a variety of advertisements, including the ground breaking campaign “I dreamed I…” for Maidenform. The exhibit runs through August 14, 2009 and images will be made available for purchase.
Born in Chicago, Wynn moved to New York in 1947, where he concentrated on fashion photography, getting his editorial start at Seventeen Magazine. He quickly became successful in the world of fashion, competing equally with such greats as Richard Avedon and Irving Penn. Wynn went on to shoot major advertising accounts including Ford, International Paper, Maidenform and Revlon. At Revlon he worked with the famous model, Suzy Parker.
Wynn’s work spanned every genre of photography – from editorial, fashion, food, travel and advertising. For more than forty-five years, Wynn worked for virtually every prestigious magazine of his time including Esquire, New York, Travel & Leisure, Seventeen, Time, Newsweek, Harper's Bazaar, McCall's and Women’s Day.
Also known for his portraiture and photo essays, Wynn photographed a variety of famous personalities such as Katherine Hepburn, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Leslie Caron, Gene Kelly, Gloria Steinem, Alfred Hitchcock and Bill Gates, to name a few. Many of these photographs became well-known covers on magazines, books, movie posters and record albums. Wynn also became the personal photographer for James Beard.
Dan Wynn died in 1995 at the age of 75. Wynn was a long-standing member of ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers). His innovative photography was recognized with numerous awards from The New York Art Directors Club, Communication Arts and the American Institute of Graphic Arts. In 1976 his photographs were included in The Family Of Man Exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Wynn’s work is in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery and the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, among others.
The Farmani Gallery is located at: 111 Front Street, Suite 212, Brooklyn, NY between Washington and Adam Streets in the DUMBO neighborhood and is accessible by subway on the F (York St.), A and C (High St.) and the 2 and 3 (Clark St.) lines. Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 1-6PM. Information: www.farmanigallery.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or ph# 718-578-4478.