George Platt Lynes

George Platt Lynes has exhibited extensively worldwide. He was a commercial photographer for Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue as well as amounting a substantial body of work that focused on the male body. He dedicated some time to working with George Balanchine and photographing the New York City Ballet as well as contributing to a surrealist language which focused on a queer subjectivity during an era of harsh sexual repression.

A rigour can be seen throughout Lynes’ practice where he uses light and the body to most dramatic and theatrical effect, directly addressing form in an ultimately physical manner.

George Platt Lynes (b.1907 – d.1955) lived and worked in New York, USA.

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