Ellen von Unwerth


Nationality: Germany
Ellen von Unwerth, born 1954 in Germany, gained widely attention with her sensual Guess campaign in the early 1990s, followed by campaigns for Absolut, Agent Provocateur, A.P.C., Aston Martin, Baccarat, Belvedere, Chanel, Chantal Thomass, Crazy Horse, David Morris, Diesel, Dior, Elisabetta Franchi, Ferragamo, G-Star, Guerlain, H&M, Hysteric Glamour, Jimmy Choo, Lacoste, L’Oréal, MAC Cosmetics, Mary Katrantzou, Mercedes-Benz, Miu Miu, Opel, Revlon, Rolex, Shiseido, Tommy Hilfiger, Veuve Cliquot, Victoria’s Secret, and many more. She is a regular contributor to magazines all over the world, like Cosmopolitan, Egoïste, ELLE, Glamour, i-D, Interview, Lula, Numéro, Paper Magazine, Playboy, Stern, The Face, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and many international Vogue editions (American, French, German, Italian, Russian). Furthermore she directed short films for clients like Azzedine Alaïa, Dior, Guess, and Katherine Hamnett, and a range of commercials and music videos. Her book projects are an important part of her career: Her first book, Snaps, was published in 1994, followed by Wicked (1998), Couples (1999), the photo-novella Revenge (2003), Omahyra & Boyd (2005), Fräulein (2009), DieSpieler (2010), the photo-novella The Story of Olga (2012), and lately Heimat (2017). Her works have been exhibited worldwide, and are part of various collections. Her exhibition « Devotion! 30 Years of Photographing Women » was the main show at Fotografiska Stockholm in 2018 and will open the Fotografiska New York venue in January 2020, the show will tour at London and Tallin in the upcoming two years. Ellen von Unwerth won several prizes, amongst others the first prize at the International Festival of Fashion Photography in 1991, and the LUCIE award for career achievement in October 2019 at Carnegie Hall, New York.


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L'Officiel Italia (Editorial)
published: July 2020
L'Officiel Italia Summer 2020 Covers
L'Officiel Italia (Magazine Cover)
published: July 2020
Libre Comme Laetitia
Madame Figaro (Editorial)
published: June 2020
Madame Figaro June 2020 Cover
Madame Figaro (Magazine Cover)
published: June 2020
Saks Fifth Avenue Spring 2020
Saks Fifth Avenue (Advertising)
published: April 2020
Philipp Plein F/W 20 Show
Philipp Plein (Shows)
published: 02/22/2020
credits: Self
L'Officiel Italia (Editorial)
published: February 2020
L'Officiel Italia February 2020 Covers
L'Officiel Italia (Magazine Cover)
published: February 2020
Philipp Plein S/S 2020
Philipp Plein (Advertising)
published: February 2020
Harper's Bazaar UK February 2020 Cover
Harper's Bazaar UK (Magazine Cover)
published: February 2020

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