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Robert Rosen: Glitterati Exhibition

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by Belinda Nolan-Price (subscribe)
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Currently being staged at Powerhouse Museum is the Robert Rosen: Glitterati exhibition. It's the largest survey of the work of one of Australia's foremost fashion and social pages photographers, it's on display until 4 April, 2022.

For more than four decades, Robert Rosen documented glittering parties, concerts, fashion events and nightclubs across Australia, London and Europe, capturing the rich, famous and fabulous for the fashion and social pages for leading newspapers and magazines.

Image supplied by Articulate PR. Image by Robert Rosen

He defied the perceived image of the pushy, intrusive paparazzi, His polite and discreet approach earned him the respect and trust of his subjects. Carrying two or three cameras around his neck, with a glass of champagne in hand, he became a fixture in the social scene, capturing intimate portraits that conveyed the mood and energy of the times.

Robert Rosen: Glitterati features more than 300 photographs and includes images from Rosen's early career in London and Paris capturing the fashion shows of iconic designers like Yves Saint Laurent, Claude Montana and Zandra Rhodes. In Australia, Rosen brought a new perspective to the fashion pages with his backstage photos at Australian Fashion Week and documented celebrities, politicians and entertainers at parties, openings, launches and events from the exclusive Cointreau Ball to the ARIA Awards. Robert Rosen: Glitterati also features over 50 never-before-seen polaroids from his personal archive, dating from 1980-2000, with images of icons including Yoko Ono, David Bowie and Bette Midler.

There's an eclectic mix of international and Australian celebrities highlighted are Paul McCartney, Bryan Ferry CBE, Elle McPherson, Peter Morrissey, Divine, Paul Capsis, Nina Simone, Boy George, Yves Saint Laurent, Andy Warhol, Grace Jones, Kylie Minogue, Nicole Kidman, Luciano Pavarotti, Barry Humphries, Lady Sonia McMahon, Elton John and Michael Hutchence.

Image supplied by Articulate PR. Image by Robert Rosen

To manage the capacity of visitors, tickets must be pre-purchased online here. In response to COVID-19, the museum has introduced protocols to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of visitors and staff.

Come and celebrate Robert Rosen: Glitterati exhibition currently on display at the Powerhouse Museum until 4 April, 2022.
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Why? An exhibition one of Australia’s foremost fashion and social pages photographers
When: 11 October - 4 April
Phone: (02) 9217 0111
Where: Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St, Ultimo
Cost: Free
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