From the 1960s to the 1980s Charlotte March was one of the leading international fashion photographers. The major retrospective at Deichtorhallen Hamburg lays the foundation for the rediscovery of this iconic photographer's oeuvre and offers a comprehensive overview of all her creative periods for the first time. From her little-known early work, inspired by the Humanist Photography movement, that reveals her sensitive eye for the margins of society in post-war Hamburg, to her journeys to Italy in the 1960s, as well as her highly-influential fashion and advertising photography. The narrative of her imagery for magazines such as twen, Stern, Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Elle, and Vogue reveals an emancipatory attitude and evokes the notion of a new lifestyle and the social upheaval of the 1960s. The exhibition and catalogue illuminate March's multifaceted work and attest to her status as one of the most important female photographers of the second half of the 20th century.
Born in Essen, CHARLOTTE MARCH (1929-2005) studied at the Alsterdamm School of Art in Hamburg. Beginning as a fashion illustrator and graphic designer, she decided for a career as a photographer in 1956. Her estate, comprising nearly 7.000 works, has been part of the Falckenberg Collection since 2006.