Valerie Belin: Made Up
October 17, 2009 - January 18, 2010
Internationally acclaimed photographer Valerie Belin commands her first solo exhibition in the United States at the Peabody Essex Museum in November 2009. Featuring 20 large-format photographs, Valerie Belin: Made Up explores perceptions of beauty and identity through images which blur the line between fashion models and mannequins. Each image confronts the viewer head on and invites reflection on conventions of gender, fashion, and commerce. Valerie Belin: Made Up is curated by Phillip Prodger, the Peabody Essex Museum's new Curator of Photography.