The name Peter Knapp
instantly brings to mind the glossy pages of Elle magazine,
as the publication’s legendary Artistic Director from 1960
to 1964 and then again from 1974 to 1978. As Knapp brilliantly
showcased the works of celebrated photographers in the pages
of Elle, he was simultaneously crafting a personal
oeuvre of photographs that shed light on the controversial
world of fashion and modeling.
Curated by Gabriel Bauret, this exhibition comes directly
from La Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris. It
retraces Knapp’s fascinating journey through the media that
shaped his oeuvre: photography and cinema. Using the recent
publication dedicated to Knapp by Les Éditions du Chêne as
a guide, FIAF invites you to uncover the humanity found across
Knapp’s ground-breaking career, both personally and professionally.