Claire Aho Exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery

I paid a visit to the Photographers’ Gallery in London at the weekend and saw the wonderful Claire Aho exhibition, which showcased her work from 1950-1970. I was previously unfamiliar with her work but being a fan of both fashion photography and all things Nordic, then this was a must-see event. Perhaps the most striking aspect of Aho’s photographs is colour so it comes as no surprise that she has made innovative use of colour techniques in her work. Her output during this period was prolific and spanned fashion photography, advertising, editorial and reportage, but for me her photographs for the Cotton Rhapsody catalogue (a textile catalogue produced in 1958) are the most striking, especially through the combination of colour and print, and the often humorous posing by the models. The video below features an interview with Aho and explains a little more about the exhibition…..

Claire Aho: Studio Works at The Photographers’ Gallery from The Photographers’ Gallery on Vimeo.

The exhibition is free to all and runs until 21st July 2013. Further information can be found here.

By Melissa Donne.