Spanish photographer Alberto Schommer’s portraits of myriad personalities, on display at the Embassy of Spain, Washington, DC.
Alberto Schommer has been one of the most prominent photographers in the Spanish creative panorama of recent decades. Starting with his connection with the innovations and changes in Spanish photography of the 50s, Schommer has pioneered a path full of challenges in form, always guided under the influence of the oeuvre of Irving Penn and William Klein.
One of his most well-known works is a series of portraits which, for almost 40 years, he has published in a range of media. It consists of an extensive frieze of recent Spanish history as well as that of the international landscape, in which we would highlight those appertaining to North American society, with instant photos transformed into icons as was the case with Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Susan Sontag.
Organized by the Spanish Ministry of Culture as a part of SPAIN arts & culture 2012 cultural program.
Admission is free and open to the public.
Monday – Thursday: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Friday: 9:30am – 2:30pm
Embassy of Spain
2375 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington DC, 20037