© Autoportrait by Ellen von Unwerth

"Larger than Life"

PHOTOPIA Hamburg 2021 presents 21 large-format images by Ellen von Unwerth throughout the SUMMIT festival grounds.

Ellen von Unwerth, honorary patron of PHOTOPIA Hamburg, was a top model herself before she swapped the catwalk for the camera. A native German, she is today one of the world’s most notable photographers who creates stand-out images of well-known and lesser-known models for renowned magazines. With her exceptional eye and unorthodox approach, she has had a major influence in professional photography over decades. Time Magazine chose her as one of the ten most iconic fashion photographers of all times. Her work has been published by magazines such as Vogue or Vanity Fair. She has worked with megastars the likes of Madonna, Kate Moss and Kim Kardashian, and she discovered young talents such as a 17 year-old Claudia Schiffer. Most recently she exhibited her creations in Stockholm in 2019, in New York City in 2020, and in Tallinn in 2021. In 2002 her work was showcased at Hamburg’s Deichtorhallen venue.

Ellen von Unwerth will open PHOTOPIA Hamburg at the Hamburg exhibition complex on 23 September and will give a guided tour of her exhibition titled “Larger than Life”