THROUGH HER LENS
THE STORIES BEHIND THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF EVA SERENY
Eva Sereny started to pursue her career in photography in the late ‘60s and she quickly rose to prominence in her field, despite that photography was very much seen as a ‘male’ art. She shot the greatest stars of the day – Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, and many more. Her work on film sets with the great directors developed her passion for cinematic direction; her short film The Dress, starring Michael Palin, received the British Academy Award (BAFTA) and the Chicago Golden Plaque. Having her work featured on the covers of major magazines, such as Sunday Times Magazine, Paris Match, Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Life and Newsweek, Sereny’s credentials are as glittering as her photographs.
Now retired and dividing her time between London, Rome and Sydney, Sereny, in collaboration with Iconic Images, is proud to present Through Her Lens.
Featuring one of the largest archives of film-related photography and editorial magazine shots from the ‘70s and ‘80s, Through Her Lens is a wonderful collection of images and memoires that capture the spirit of the age. This is the first photographic retrospective of Sereny’s star-studded career, including nearly 100 never before-seen images complemented by Eva’s own stories. From unexpected late-night calls from Romy Schneider, to a stay at Paul Newman’s home in Connecticut; from working on set with Bernardo Bertolucci, Werner Herzog, Steven Spielberg and Sydney Pollack, to lounging poolside with Raquel Welch; in Through Her Lens, Sereny’s favourite moments from working behind the lens are revealed.
Including forewords by Jacqueline Bisset and Charlotte Rampling, this is a gorgeous homage to ‘70s and ‘80s cinema and celebrity.