Dutch-born Viviane Sassen is one of the most exciting figures in contemporary fashion photography. Her imagery is challenging and flamboyant, formally inventive and occasionally surreal. She has created campaigns for fashion houses including Carven, Stella McCartney and M Missoni and has produced editorials in magazines such as Purple, i-D and Dazed & Confused. In 2007 Sassen received the Prix de Rome and in 2011 was awarded the International Center of Photography Infinity Award for Applied and Fashion Photography. In 2013 she exhibited in the Central Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. This exhibition is Sassen’s first retrospective and comes to the Portrait Gallery from Huis Marseille Photography Museum, Amsterdam.
Image: Viviane Sassen, In Bloom, for Dazed & Confused, 2011 © the artist