Christophe Guye Galerie is pleased to announce the second solo exhibition by renowned Scottish photographer Albert Watson (*1942). This online exhibition features carefully selected portraits as well as some rare fashion and commercial works. This exclusive selection of prints includes both black and white and colour photographs from the early 80s to today.
Albert Watson is a true master of photography. His work blends the expressive strength of visual art, the glamour of fashion, and the astute quality of commercial photography into unforgettable images that have shaped the contemporary world. As one of the most influential international photographers whose success comes from a lifelong commitment to the pursuit of creativity, Albert Watson’s photographs present the world within a distinctive, remarkable vision.
Albert Watson has won numerous honours, including an Order of the British Empire (OBE) from Queen Elizabeth II for his contribution to the art of photography, and a lifetime achievement award from the Royal Photographic Society. His striking photographs, which are always printed by the artist, can be seen in galleries and museums around the world. Watson has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in Milan, Italy; the Kunst Haus Wien in Vienna, Austria; the City Art Centre in Edinburgh; the FotoMuseum in Antwerp, Belgium; the NRW Forum in Dusseldorf, Germany; the Forma Galleria in Milan; Fotografiska in Stockholm, Sweden; the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow; the Museum of Kyoto, Japan; and the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, Germany, which included a new body of work Watson shot in Benin, Africa. Recently he had a solo exhibition at Hangaram Art Museum (Seoul, South Korea) in 2023. Albert Waton’s photographs have also been featured in many group museum shows, including at the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, the Lianzhou Museum of Photography in China, the International Center of Photography in New York, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Deichtorhallen. His photographs are included in the permanent collections at the National Portrait Gallery, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian, the Scottish Parliament, the Deichtorhallen, the Multimedia Art Museum, and the Museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany, among others.