Ann Theophane (‘Theo’) Graham was born in New York in 1926, before the profession of photographic modelling had even been invented.
As a teenager, she found a job working as darkroom assistant for a young, ambitious new fashion photographer named Richard Avedon. But before long, she would find herself on the other side of the camera, as one of Avedon’s earliest muses – and would ultimately go on to become one of Manhattan’s most successful fashion models.
In this exhibition 30 pictures of Richard Avedon of this incredible Avedon’s earliest muses – presented by IdeaBooks Publisher
Since my first experience in New York I had the opportunity to meet some of the emerging photographers like Robert Mapplethorpe, Richard Avedon, Horst P. Horst and many others.
My passion for photography has led me to organize their exhibitions to promote them in Europe and particularly in Italy.
Photography had a great deal of attention in the United States, both for the photographic campaign commissioned by the administration during the economic crisis of the thirties, and for photojournalists who documented the Second World War.
In the following years Photography finds its right place in the main American Art museums and develops itself supporting Industry, Design and Fashion.
These great masters of photography were able to give great prominence to Fashion as evident from the project of the book and from the exhibition presented at Paracelsus in St. Moritz.
After 9 years of art from around the world, the Walk of Art in St. Moritz has become a Reality, in which American Art Photography, and its great artists, are part of it and they have opened a large window in the world of Art and Photography in St Moritz and the Engadine.