Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913-2008

Being a fanatic fan of magazines (of any kind), Vanity Fair has been always one of favorites, both content-wise and of course visually. I still have a stack of them from many years ago.

The exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum was no exception and made me wonder how someone could take portraits that show so much emotion and motion, that could be so artistic and attractive to the eyes. Last Saturday, I took a short cultural trip to our beloved ROM - thanks to Lisa - to visit the stunning Vanity Fair exhibition, which had only opened a week prior.

The photography exhibit was compiled last year to honor the magazine’s 95th anniversary. It showcases 150 portraits of cultural, political and literate icons, ranging from Madonna to Albert Einstein and Frida Kahlo, as well as classic images from the magazine’s early period. Photographers include Annie Leibovitz, Mario Testino, and the incomparable Edward Steichen.

The exhibition runs until January 3, 2010. Do not miss it if you happen to be around the city.

S

P.S. My cultural activities over the weekend didn't wrap up after this. Nuit Blanche happened on the very same night and lit up the city, with me wandering the streets under the fullest moon until the wee hours of the morning.

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