Far Out Fashion: Fred Maroon’s Fashion Photography (1966-1971)

We are excited to announce this show of fashion photographs made between 1966 and 1970 by renowned photographer Fred Maroon (1924-2001). Maroon’s career, which spanned more than half a century, touched on subjects from fashion to food, architecture to landscapes, and photojournalism to politics. He received numerous awards and his works are featured in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the International Center of Photography in New York, and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

Maroon is perhaps best known for his poetic photographs of DC’s landmarks and neighborhoods, reflecting his unique perspective on the city he loved. His documentation of the Nixon administration is historic, spanning the entire period from inauguration, through the Watergate scandal, to resignation. Among his many books was Maroon on Georgetown, a fond look at the village he called home.

What is less well known is that most of Maroon’s work was done outside of Washington during what was known as the Golden Age of Magazines. This current exhibition features a series of fashion photographs done on assignments for LOOK Magazine in exotic places such as Outer Mongolia, Leningrad, Moscow, Afghanistan, Japan, and on the Colorado River. The locations were selected by Maroon for their historic and visual importance; he later described these projects as “the most adventurous, risky part of my fifty year photographic career, both physically and creatively.” He and his small team faced challenges ranging from arrest by Soviet officials, the near stoning of a female model in the Bamiyan Valley, to transporting nearly a million dollars worth of pearls from Tokyo to Kyoto (in a small brown paper bag—much less likely to attract attention). The resulting photographs are utterly enchanting. Through color, composition, and contrast, they pull the viewer into perfectly choreographed moments of beauty.

Maroon’s fashion photographs demonstrate the versatility of one DC artist’s reach around the world. They will be exhibited for the first time ever as a collection at Artist’s Proof in Cady’s Alley between May 15 and June 1.

All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Far Out Fashion: Fred Maroon’s Fashion Photography (1966-1971)
We are excited to announce this show of fashion photographs made between 1966 and 1970 by renowned photographer Fred Maroon (1924-2001). Maroon’s career, which spanned more than half a century, touched on subjects from fashion to food, architecture to landscapes, and photojournalism to politics. He received numerous awards and his works are featured in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the International Center of Photography in New York, and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Maroon is perhaps best known for his poetic photographs of DC’s landmarks and neighborhoods, reflecting his unique perspective on the city he loved. His documentation of the Nixon administration is historic, spanning the entire period from inauguration, through the Watergate scandal, to resignation. Among his many books was Maroon on Georgetown, a fond look at the village he called home. What is less well known is that most of Maroon’s work was done outside of Washington during what was known as the Golden Age of Magazines. This current exhibition features a series of fashion photographs done on assignments for LOOK Magazine in exotic places such as Outer Mongolia, Leningrad, Moscow, Afghanistan, Japan, and on the Colorado River. The locations were selected by Maroon for their historic and visual importance; he later described these projects as “the most adventurous, risky part of my fifty year photographic career, both physically and creatively.” He and his small team faced challenges ranging from arrest by Soviet officials, the near stoning of a female model in the Bamiyan Valley, to transporting nearly a million dollars worth of pearls from Tokyo to Kyoto (in a small brown paper bag—much less likely to attract attention). The resulting photographs are utterly enchanting. Through color, composition, and contrast, they pull the viewer into perfectly choreographed moments of beauty. Maroon’s fashion photographs demonstrate the versatility of one DC artist’s reach around the world. They will be exhibited for the first time ever as a collection at Artist’s Proof in Cady’s Alley between May 15 and June 1. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Please let me know if you have any questions!
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Outer Mongolia: Prayer at the Gandan Monastery in Ulan Bator (Edition 12/100), 1966
Fred Maroon

Outer Mongolia: Prayer at the Gandan Monastery in Ulan Bator (Edition 12/100), 1966

Photographic Print

30 x 20 in

Moscow: Cathedral of the Assumption in the Kremlin (Edition 11/100)
Fred Maroon

Moscow: Cathedral of the Assumption in the Kremlin (Edition 11/100)

Photographic Print

20 x 30 in

Japan: Tea Field at Shimizu (Edition 15/100), 1969
Fred Maroon

Japan: Tea Field at Shimizu (Edition 15/100), 1969

Photographic Print

30 x 20 in

Afghanistan: The Hindu Kush (Edition 11/100), 1968
Fred Maroon

Afghanistan: The Hindu Kush (Edition 11/100), 1968

Photographic Print

30 x 40 in

The Colorado River: Havasupai Canyon, 1970
Fred Maroon

The Colorado River: Havasupai Canyon, 1970

Photographic Print

20 x 30 in

Outer Mongolia: Pink Cashmere at the Erdeni Dzuu Lamasary in Karakorum, 1966
Fred Maroon

Outer Mongolia: Pink Cashmere at the Erdeni Dzuu Lamasary in Karakorum, 1966

Photographic Print

20 x 30 in

Leningrad: Upper Bath House at the Catherine Palace in nearby Pushkin (Edition 15/100), 1967
Fred Maroon

Leningrad: Upper Bath House at the Catherine Palace in nearby Pushkin (Edition 15/100), 1967

Photographic Print

20 x 30 in

Japan: Rice Field in Oshino Village, near Mt. Fuji (Edition 13/100), 1969
Fred Maroon

Japan: Rice Field in Oshino Village, near Mt. Fuji (Edition 13/100), 1969

Photographic Print

30 x 20 in

Afghanistan: Poppies near Kunduz (Edition 13/100), 1968
Fred Maroon

Afghanistan: Poppies near Kunduz (Edition 13/100), 1968

Photographic Print

20 x 30 in

Outer Mongolia: Gold Cashmere at the Erdeni Dzuu Lamasary in Karakorum (Edition 15/100), 1966
Fred Maroon

Outer Mongolia: Gold Cashmere at the Erdeni Dzuu Lamasary in Karakorum (Edition 15/100), 1966

Photographic Print

20 x 30 in

Leningrad: Gilded Domes of the Catherine Palace in nearby Pushkin (Edition 12/100), 1967
Fred Maroon

Leningrad: Gilded Domes of the Catherine Palace in nearby Pushkin (Edition 12/100), 1967

Photographic Print

30 x 20 in

Jamaica: Elder from the Pocomania Sect, Kingston ( Edition 11/100), 1970
Fred Maroon

Jamaica: Elder from the Pocomania Sect, Kingston ( Edition 11/100), 1970

Photographic Print

20 x 30 in

Afghanistan: Giant Buddha Statue in the Bamiyan Valley ( Edition 14/100), 1968
Fred Maroon

Afghanistan: Giant Buddha Statue in the Bamiyan Valley ( Edition 14/100), 1968

Photographic Print

30 x 40 in

Outer Mongolia: Gandan Monastry in Ulan Bator (Edition 11/100), 1966
Fred Maroon

Outer Mongolia: Gandan Monastry in Ulan Bator (Edition 11/100), 1966

Photographic Print

30 x 20 in

Japan: Torii Gates at the Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto (Edition 11/100), 1969
Fred Maroon

Japan: Torii Gates at the Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto (Edition 11/100), 1969

Photographic Print

30 x 40 in

Alaska: Seaplane (Edition 11/100), 1970
Fred Maroon

Alaska: Seaplane (Edition 11/100), 1970

Photographic Print

30 x 20 in

Afghanistan: Buz Kashi Horseman near Kunduz (Edition 14/100), 1968
Fred Maroon

Afghanistan: Buz Kashi Horseman near Kunduz (Edition 14/100), 1968

Photographic Print

30 x 20 in

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