In celebration of its ten-year anniversary, Opera Gallery London presents Raw Footage, a group photography exhibition focusing on the meeting point between editorial and fine art photography, with a gaze tuned towards the body as a tool for both consumerism and sensuality. Exhibiting works by world-renowned fashion photographers including Mario Testino, David Lachapelle, Paul Solomons and Gerard Rancinan, among others, Raw Footage explores the evolution of fashion photography from the selling of a garment to the manufacturing of an idealized reality. The use of photography as an advertising tool saw a rise in popularity in the 20th century, when fashion itself became accessible to a wider audience. After WWII it began to integrate glamorous, care-free models that exuded charm to better suit the war-weary society. No longer focusing solely on the clothing, these models became vendors of an untroubled lifest

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