Vanity Fair Portraits
SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
1 Queen Street, Edinburgh
June 14 to September 21
This exhibition of
150 photographs comes to Edinburgh after having been shown in the
National Portrait Gallery, London.
The National Galleries of Scotland's
publicity for the exhibition says:
beautiful exhibition features remarkable and memorable photographic
portraits from Vanity Fair magazine, that
unique barometer of the modern age.
Those depicted include some of the most
influential individuals of the modern age, with sitters ranging from
Claude Monet, Amelia Earhart, and Jesse Owens, to David Hockney, Arthur
Miller and Madonna, and Hollywood luminaries from Charlie Chaplin and
Greta Garbo to Jack Nicholson and Julia Roberts.
Vanity Fair Portraits shows that
across the Jazz Age and the current era, one magazine has been the
canvas for creating definitive photographic icons
"To coincide with this grand opening of the
exhibition, there will be a special guest lecture by David Friend,
Editor, Creative Development at Vanity Fair
magazine and Terence Pepper, Curator of Photographs at the National
The lecture takes place in the Hawthornden
Lecture Theatre at the National Gallery Complex between 2 and 3pm on
Saturday 14th June"
The exhibition includes magazine covers and
other Vanity Fair photos of of celebrities and others taken over many
decades - but not throughout the period 1913-2008 mentioned in the
exhibition title. Vanity Fair suspended publication in 1936 and was
not re-launched until 1983.