Ellen von Unwerth was born in 1954 in Germany, worked as a fashion model for 10 years, then gained fame when she first photographed Claudia Schiffer for Guess? Jeans. Since then her work has appeared in many fashion magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair and Interview. von Unwerth has also directed short films for fashion designers, and music videos for several pop musicians.
Her photography has been exhibited at MoMA (2004), Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen, Amsterdam (2006), and Haus der Photographie/Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2008), to name a few. Her most recent exhibit “Fräulein,” was at Staley-Wise Gallery in SoHo, New York City, at the beginning of this year. You have seen her work everywhere.
A photo of Ellen von Unwerth…
“(Women) are not just there to be admired, they are there to be enjoyed.” – Ellen Von Unwerth