WHAT: “The Perfect Moment; Mercedes-Benz Icons of Photography,” is a touring exhibit of iconic Mercedes-Benz photography which assembles a selection of over 35 exceptional photographic works, covering the fields of art, fashion, portrait and architecture.
It offers a unique insight into the highlights of automotive photography and the artistic allure of the Mercedes-Benz brand.
WHEN/WHERE: November 20th – December 20th, 2013
10:00 am – 7:00 pm
372 Broome Street (at Mott Street), New York, NY 10013
WHY: Icons of photography are extraordinary pictorial records of contemporary history. They stand out from the mass of works and imprint themselves upon our collective memory. They concentrate events and capture the essence of what really matters. These are pictures taken in that one and only “perfect moment,” in which all parameters – light, subject, composition and emotion – work together in an ideal manner. As highlights in the history of photography, these iconic images find their ideal subjects in the Mercedes-Benz brand.
Nothing has been so assiduously photographed over the years as motor cars and fashionable clothing. In its history of over 125 years, the inventor of the automobile, Mercedes-Benz, has inspired countless extraordinary icons in photography.
-Peter Lindbergh, Vaucluse, 1991 / Simon Lindbergh Beauduc, France 1991)
-Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Classic Archive, 1928 / © Daimler AG)
-Ellen von Unwerth, Cintia Dicker, 2009 / © Ellen von Unwerth)