Bettina Rheims retrospective in Belgium
A retrospective exhibition of celebrated French female photographer Bettina Rheims opened yesterday at the Museum du Botanique in Brussels.
More than a hundred images from her body of work are included in the exhibition, starting with photographs from the beginning of her career (“Female Trouble”, 1989) up to the recent “Shanghai” series (2003).
Famous for her shots of female bodies, Bettina Rheims is much more than a fashion photographer. If this part of her work brought her to certain aspects of photography – and especially to the us eof colour – and to a certain vision of bodies, she had developed in the meanwhile a very personal style and approach that let her interact with the same instinct and the same initmacy the strip girl of the “Female Trouble”, ordinary ladies from everyday’s life and celebrities such as Madonna, Laetitia Casta or Charlotte Rampling.
Last night Belgian French speaking television RTBF, has aired an interview to Bettina Rheims where she answered questions in a set made of two of her Madonna portraits in the background. The introduction to this interview was also made using a picture of Madonna in the background.
Bettina Rheims, Rétrospective
Rue Royale, 236, 1210 Brussels, Belgium
From September 15 to November 13, 2005
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6 pm
Tickets: 5 euros (Reduced tarif: 4 euros)
Special thanks to Didier for this report.