Sarah Moon was born Marielle Warin in 1941 in England. Her family was Jewish and had fled Nazi-occupied France. When she was 19, Moon began to model, but by 1968 she’d positioned herself behind the camera. Moon worked on advertising campaigns and posters, and did magazine work. Her dreamlike visions and ethereal atmospheres quickly propelled her to stardom, and her images came to be internationally recognized for their literary and filmic references. “For me, photography is pure fiction,” Moon has said. “I don’t believe that I am making any defined statement. Instead, I am expressing something, an echo of the world maybe.” This exhibition veers away from Moon’s fashion photography to explore the dynamism of her other photographic and cinematic pursuits. —E.C.
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