Jullian Wasser: In the Limelight

Past Exhibition

  • Starts October 10, 2020 11:07 AM EDT
  • Ends November 14, 2020 11:07 AM EST
  • Eisele Gallery


Eisele Gallery presents Julian Wasser: In the Limelight. An exhibition of photographs that captures fame and celebrity throughout Hollywood’s golden age of the 1960's and 70's. This Exhibition is sponsored & produced in conjunction with the FOTOFOCUS 2020 Biennial.

Limelight was invented in the 1820's and its earliest use dates back to 1836. An important innovation in performance and theatrical lighting, super-heated quicklime produced the iconic spot light used to aluminate solo performers. The term "in the limelight" is synonymous for icons and celebrities in the public eye and Julian Wasser photographed political and entertainment personalities for numerous well-known publications.


Julian Wasser started his career in photography in the Washington DC bureau of the Associated Press. While at Associated Press he met Weegee and rode with the famous news photographer as he shot photos of crime scenes in Washington. Weegee was a major influence on Wasser’s style of photography. After serving in the Navy in San Diego the former AP copyboy became a contract photographer for Time Magazine in Los Angeles doing assignments for Time, Life, and Fortune.


He has photographed cover assignments for The Sunday Telegraph, and The Sunday Times color supplements in London. In the United States his photographs have appeared in and been used as covers of Time, Newsweek, and People magazines. His photos have been featured in US Magazine, Vanity Fair, TV Guide, Paris Match, Der Spiegel, Oggi, Hello, Playboy, Elle, Vogue, GQ and included in exhibitions at galleries and museums worldwide.



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