“Heart-stopping portraits of Catherine Deneuve, Faye Dunaway, Edie Sedgwick, Sharon Tate…make us nostalgic for a time when women realized that stule (and the art of seduction) was more about sophistication and subtlety than over-the-top, overtly sexual comportment. Be sure to spend some time with Faye Dunaway’s poetic afterward in the book…” ~Elle
"Evocative images of the '50s and '60s." ~Harper's Bazaar
"...Jerry Schatzberg was a highly touted fashion photographer with editorial spreads in magazines such as Vogue and Esquire. It's this period of his career that is the focus of Women Then, which showcases Schatzberg's rarely-seen black-and-white photographs from the 1950s and '60s. Featuring timeless images of iconic femme fatales such as Edie Sedgwick, Nico, and Catherine Deneuve, Schatzberg's photographs are a reminder that It Girls existed during an era of social and political change. Fittingly, it's '60s icon Faye Dunaway who writes the book's afterword." ~NYLON
"...this new collection of Schatzberg's photographs from 1954 to 1969 capture[s] a unique moment in the history of women. And while today the images appear downright nostalgic, at the time they were revolutionary." ~Quest
"With this body of work Schatzberg preserves the sophisticated and very adult elegance and beauty of women in the now popular Mad Men period." ~Vidcat.com
“A connoisseur of gorgeous women with an unmatched eye for beauty, Schatzberg’s alluring new book Women Then: Photographs 1954-1969, pays homage to 15 years of favorites… It also contains a few surprises, including the Rolling Stones dressed in drag.” ~Luxist
About the Author
Julia Morton has contributed to Artnet.com, Art Papers, and New York Press. Her artist’s book essays include Paris 1962.
Gail Buckland is the former curator of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain and has curated many major exhibitions, including the recent Who Shot Rock & Roll at the Brooklyn Museum. She is a professor of the history of photography at The Cooper Union in New York.
Faye Dunaway is an Academy Award–winning American actress.