Thames & Hudson Presents: George Hoyningen-Huene – The Photographer Who Defined An Era

Saturday 18 May 2024
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Screening Room

Specialists Susanna Brown, William A. Ewing and Keith Lodwick discuss the life and legacy of George Hoyningen-Huene (1900-68), one of Vogues first and most influential fashion and portrait photographers. During his glittering career in Europe and America, Hoyningen-Huene collaborated with the likes of Cecil Beaton, Horst P. Horst and Lee Miller, and befriended Hollywood’s brightest stars. He travelled the world and published books of his images from Greece, the Levant, Mexico, and the African continent. This talk celebrates the major new publication George Hoyningen-Huene: Photography, Fashion, Film, the first book of the photographer’s work in four decades. 

Ticket Price: Free with Photo London Ticket



Please note, tickets are free of charge to Photo London pass holders, and pre-registration is strongly advised to avoid disappointment. 


Susanna Brown 

Susanna Brown is a writer and curator specialising in photography, portraiture and fashion. The author of eight books, she has held curatorial roles at the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Her acclaimed exhibitions have been staged at more than twenty venues globally and include ‘Tim Walker: Wonderful Things’ (2019), ‘The History of Photography: The Body’ (2017), ‘Horst: Photographer of Style’ (2014), ‘Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography’ (2012) and ‘Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton’ (2011). Susanna is Senior Lecturer in Photography at University of the Arts London. 





William A. Ewing 

William A. Ewing is an author, lecturer and curator of photography. He was head of the Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne, from 1996 to 2010. His many publications on photography include Flora Photographica (with Danaé Panchaud, 2022), Civilization: The Way We Live Now (with Holly Roussell, 2018), Edward Burtynsky: Essential Elements (2016), Landmark: The Fields of Landscape Photography (2014) and The Photographic Art of Hoyningen-Huene (1986).  





Keith Lodwick

Keith Lodwick is a writer, curator and historian. He is the former Curator of Theatre and Screen Arts at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. At the V&A, Keith curated ‘Vivien Leigh: Public Faces, Private Lives’ (2015) and was the assistant curator on ‘Hollywood Costume’ (2012), one of the most successful exhibitions in the museum’s history. Keith has contributed to a wide range of publications including Performance Costume: New Perspectives and Methods (2020), Shoe Reels: The History and Philosophy of Footwear in Film (2020) and Oliver Messel: In the Theatre of Design (2011).