Sunday, August 21, 2011

3. Walter Pfeiffer

Walter Pfeiffer is the Zürich based photographer whose portraits of friends, lovers, still life and scenery  always taken with a large dose of fun  have inspired a generation of photographers including Ryan McGinley, Terry Richardson, Wolfgang Tillmans and Juergen Teller. His publication Welcome Aboard, Photographs 1980-2000 brought with it a revival in the realistic photography movement at the turn of the century and since then Pfeiffer has collaborated with international magazines such as i-D, Butt,  Vogue Hommes and Vogue Paris. Additionally, Pfeiffer has been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions. In 2008, Fotomuseum Winterthur presented In Love with Beauty,  an unprecedented chronological overview of his work, spanning four decades from his beginnings in the early 1970s to his most recent work. An exhibition catalogue published by Steidl marked the event. His other publications include Cherchez La Femme! (2007), Night and Day (2007),  Welcome Aboard, Photographs 1980-2000 (2001), The eyes, the thoughts, ceaselessly wandering (1986) and Walter Pfeiffer (1970 - 1980) (1980). Spring of 2010 brought a career retrospective at Hyéres 2010, the 25th annual international festival of fashion and photography.

See more work by Walter at ART + COMMERCE

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