Learn about Scandinavian fashion photography

at University of Westminster

The University of Westminster are hosting a study day on the topic of ‘Scandinavian Fashion Photography’ – and you can be a part of it.


The term ‘Scandi Style’ immediately brings to mind the minimalist design aesthetic that emerged in the 1930s and was later popularised by global brands like Ikea. This study day will consider the notion of Scandi style from a different angle, focusing on Scandinavian fashion photography – uncovering its hidden histories, exploring its international networks, showcasing contemporary practitioners.

Is it possible to speak of a ‘Scandi style’ in fashion photography? What sorts of relationships exist, and have existed, between fashion photographers, designers, and publications, both within the region, and internationally? What are the benefits and drawbacks of seeking to describe national and regional photo histories? How do national and regional museums, collections and archives influence  the understanding of the history, character and typology of fashion photography?

These, and other questions, will be explored by scholars, curators and others working in this emerging field of study. And best of all, you don’t have to be a student or a scholar – all are welcome to attend!


Friday 9 December 2016, 9:15 am – 5.10 pm



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University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW



£22 general admission / £12 students and unwaged, register here

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