The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is presenting the first exhibition in Russia by Douglas Kirkland, a multi-award winning American photographer, lecturer and author of several books. The exhibition Behind the Scenes spans over 60 years of Douglas Kirkland’s photography career and focuses on its highlights. The Grand Hall of The Lumiere Center will host on-set photography from major Hollywood movies during the 1960s-2010s and an iconic photoshoot of Marilyn Monroe in 1961. A series featuring 3 weeks of Coco Chanel’s life and work will become a special part of the project and will be exhibited in the White Hall of The Lumiere Center.
Born in Toronto in 1934, Douglas Kirkland started his career as legendary Irving Penn’s assistant, he joined Look magazine in 1960 and soon became contract photographer. A year later he had a chance to shoot a feature on Marilyn Monroe for the 25th anniversary of the magazine.
Since the early 1960’s, Douglas Kirkland has documented the scenes of over 170 Hollywood blockbusters and independent productions as an on-set photographer. The films he documented include: The Sound of Music (1963), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), New York, New York (1977), Sophie’s Choice (1982), Out of Africa (1985), The Legend of 1900 (1998), Titanic (1997), Moulin Rouge! (2001), Australia (2008), I Am Love (2009), The Great Gatsby (2013).
Douglas Kirkland’s photographs are in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery in London, the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, Australia, the Smithsonian Museum, the Eastman House, Houston Center for Photography, and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences among others. Douglas Kirkland is an associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers. His numerous awards include «The Lucie Award» for Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment Photography; «The Golden Eye of Russia»; the Canadian «CAPIC Lifetime Award»; «Cinema Italian Style» award; «President’s Award» from the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC); «PHOTO LA» for his contribution to the world of photography; «Nastro D’Argento» (Silver Ribbon) at the International Taormina Film Festival.
BEHIND THE SCENES
60 years of Hollywood, Marilyn Monroe and Coco Chanel by Douglas Kirkland
exhibition organized by Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in collaboration with Photo Op
January 16 – April 15, 2018
Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography
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Chocolate factory "Red October"
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