Close-up: Iconic Film Images from Susan Wood

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Irish Georgian Society,

City Assembly House, South William Street

Friday 7 – Saturday 22 February

 

An exhibition of work by New York photographer, Susan Wood is set to open in Dublin next week: Close-up – part of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival programme – is a collection of iconic 1960’s film images from movies including Leo the Last and Easy Rider, representing milestones in American photography over a period of more than thirty years.

 

Under contract to Paramount Pictures, United Artists and 20th Century Fox, Susan’s assignments allowed her to capture remarkable, unrehearsed shots of some of that era’s most unforgettable personalities like Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Monica Vitti, Marcello Mastroianni, Billie Whitelaw, John Wayne, Billy Wilder, Joseph Losey―on display as a group in this exhibition for the first time ever.

 

Susan Wood’s editorial, advertising and fashion photograpy has appeared in Look, Vogue, People and The New York Times and she is known for her portraits of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Susan Sontag, Diane Von Furstenburg and John Updike.
Speaking about the exhibition, Susan said, “I am thrilled that these photographs, lovingly curated by Deirdre Brennan, will seen together for the first time in Dublin and I’m honoured to be one of the first artists to exhibit in this wonderful new space at the Irish Georgian Society.”

 

Susan was a founding member of the Women’s Forum and was very involved in the fight for women’s rights and equality in the 1960’s and 1970’s and was friends with many of the vanguard of the feminist movement including Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem.

 

The exhibition is presented in association with the Irish Georgian Society and is curated by the Irish photographer Deirdre Brennan, who has been working with Susan’s archive for the past decade.

 

Susan will give a lunchtime talk about her life and work on Friday 14 February at 1pm. Admission is free.

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