Claudia Schiffer says fashion photography never used to be “made to be consumed instantly via social media”.

Claudia Schiffer reflects on changes in fashion photography

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Claudia Schiffer reflects on changes in fashion photography

The 51-year-old supermodel has lamented on the changes in the industry – such as way digital media has overtaken many print magazines – to celebrate the launch of her photo book ‘Captive! Fashion Photography from the 90s’, which is connected to the exhibition she curated in Dusseldorf Museum Kunstpalast.

Asked about the differences between analogue and digital photography in fashion, she told PENTA: “Well, everything was shot on film and tests were in the form of Polaroids to gauge light, composition, and color.

“Today, the edit happens on the screen and imagery can be consumed instantly via social media.”

The catwalk queen suggested that magazines held more weight culturally, while the shoots had bigger budgets which meant longer trips and closer bonds

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Fendi creative director Kim Jones often feels an affinity toward counterculture—and draws inspiration from those tribes, too. This book

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Instead of focusing on a designer outfit or a rail-thin model, a new exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts examines the artistry of fashion photography as pictured by leading Black photographers.

Unveiled Friday, “The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion,” features the work of 15 photographers, predominantly under the age of 30 and from different parts of the world. Visitors will find 100-plus images, including portraiture, conceptual and editorial images, that have been culled from magazines, ad campaigns, museums and social media. The exhibition is on view at DIA through April 17.

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Some of the photographers, like Brooklyn-based Tyler Mitchell, who in 2018 became the first Black photographer to shoot an American Vogue cover with an image of Beyoncé, have gained global fame. Mitchell will lead a virtual talk for the DIA on Feb. 24.

Another New York-based artist, Dana Scruggs, became the first

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To say Claudia Schiffer was ubiquitous as a model is an understatement — she once held the record for appearing on magazine covers, over 1,000 to date. The German model and designer is best known for being one of THE faces of the 1990s, and this year, she has a new book, Captivate!, which curates fashion photography from that era. She’s also taking the lead in curating a photo show, which opens on Sept. 15 at the Kunstpalast museum in Germany.

“The 1990s was a watershed decade that welcomed fashion photography and photographers as a driving force in visual culture,” Schiffer told BuzzFeed News in an email. One look at street style, Instagram, or the VMAs will tell you that the ’90s are back and more important than ever.

The exhibit and book are, as the museum promises, “​​Über Claudia Schiffer,” and include both portraits of Schiffer at the

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