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Past Exhibition

Douglas Kirkland

FREEZE FRAME

Five decades of photography

Curated by James Cavello

Douglas Kirkland has photographed legends in cinema, arts, science, culture and fashion that span five decades. Some of Kirkland's well-known subjects include Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Coco Chanel, Man Ray, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Katherine Hepburn, Charlie Chaplin, Judy Garland, Grace Jones, Elizabeth Taylor, Orson Welles, John Wayne, Pierre Cardin, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Dr. Stephen Hawking, The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Sting, Morgan Freeman, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Leonardo DiCaprio, Liza Minnelli, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Catherine Deneuve, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Dr. Stephen Hawking and hundreds of other talented individuals. He has worked on over 100 film sets with numerous directors, creating an extensive archive of film history. A photographer undaunted with the challenge of photographing personalities in all their glory, Kirkland is certainly a legend in his own right.

In 1958 Kirkland apprenticed to photographer Irving Penn and thereafter was hired by Look Magazine as a photojournalist. He was 27 years old when he photographed Elizabeth Taylor and the same year captured the renowned photos of Marilyn Monroe wrapped in silk sheets. During the 1960's and 70's Kirkland photographed for LIFE magazine and Time Life Publishing traveling worldwide on assignments ranging from astronomy in Chile to fashion in Bali. In addition to photojournalism and cinema, he has produced compelling pictorials of social essays, nudes and portraiture.

Numerous books have been published on Kirkland's photographs, including Light Years, Icons, Legends, Body Stories, Woza Africa, James Cameron's Titanic, Chanel: Three Weeks and An Evening, My life in Pictures. Douglas Kirkland's fine art photographs have been exhibited in Europe, Asia and the United States. He is the recipient of the Lucie Award for 'Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment Photography', as well as receiving the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' from the American Motion Picture Society of Operating Cameramen. In addition, he was named 'Photographer of the Year' by Photoimaging, Manufacturing and Distributors' Association (PMDA) in 2002. Kirkland is also a guest lecturer at film and art institutions. In 2008, 100 photographs by Douglas Kirkland were exhibited at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles during the 80th Annual Academy Awards. His exhibition titled "Freeze Frame" is in the permanent collection of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2013 - Douglas Kirkland’s 50-Year Love Affair with Photography, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL

  • 2012 - An Evening With Marilyn , Westwood Gallery, NYC

  • 2011 - Coco Chanel, 1962 , The Rotunda in Exchange Square Central, Hong Kong. Curated by James Cavello, Westwood Gallery

  • 2011 - Coco Chanel, 1962, Chanel Nexus Hall, Tokyo, Japan. Curated by James Cavello, Westwood Gallery

  • 2010 - Douglas Kirkland, My Life in Pictures, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

  • 2010 - Douglas Kirkland Retrospective, Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy

  • 2009 - Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe , Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada

  • 2009 - Fashion and Fame: A Photographic Exhibition, Bangkok, Thailand

  • 2009 - Coco Chanel, 1962 , Chanel Boutique, Waikiki, Honolulu, HI. Curated by James Cavello, Westwood Gallery

  • 2008 - Freeze Frame, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, CA

  • 2008 - Coco Chanel, 1962 , Westwood Gallery, NYC

  • 2007 - Freeze Frame , Westwood Gallery, NYC

  • 2006 - Cinema Moments, An Intimate Look Behind the Scenes with Douglas Kirkland, Cedro26 Galleria Fotografica, Rome, Italy

  • 2005 - An Evening with Marilyn, Westwood Gallery, NYC

  • 1990 - Douglas Kirkland’s Light Years: Three Decades Photographing Among the Stars, International Center of Photography, NYC

  • 1965 - The Photo Essay, Museum of Modern Art, NYC



Group Exhibitions

  • 2015 - Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon, National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.

  • 2015 - Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon, National Portrait Gallery, London

  • 2011 - Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

  • 2010 - Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe, Museum of Contamporary Art, Jacksonville, FL

  • 2009 - L8S ANG3LES, Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2009 - Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe , Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada

  • 2008 - Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe , Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI

  • 2008 - Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe , Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

  • 2008 - Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe, Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO

  • 2007 - Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe , Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada

  • 2007 - Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe , Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA

  • 2007 - Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe , Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV

  • 2007 - Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe , Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH

  • 2006 - Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe , Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL

  • 1987 - A Day in the Life of America, Nikon House, NY, NY

  • The Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

  • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, CA

  • National Portrait Gallery, London, UK

  • National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, King Edward Terrace, Parkes, Australia

  • George Eastman House, Rochester, NY

  • Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX

  • Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, CA

  • Southeast Museum of Photography at Daytona College

  • Freeze Frame: Second Cut, Photographs by Douglas Kirkland

  • A Life in Pictures: The Douglas Kirkland Monograph

  • When We Were Young, Photographs by Douglas Kirkland

  • Come Una Pin Up, Photographs by Douglas Kirkland

  • With Marilyn: An Evening 1961, Photographs by Douglas Kirkland

  • Michael Jackson: The Making of “Thriller” , Photographs by Douglas Kirkland

  • Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel, Photographs by Douglas Kirkland. Text by Karl Lagerfeld

  • Coco Chanel: Three Weeks, Photographs by Douglas Kirkland

  • Freeze Frame, Photographs by Douglas Kirkland

  • An Evening with Marilyn, Photographs by Douglas Kirkland

  • Mother and Child: Wildlife Photography, Photographs by Douglas Kirkland and Reg Grundy

  • Legends, Photographs by Douglas Kirkland

  • Body Stories, Photographs by Douglas Kirkland

  • James Cameron’s Titanic, Photographs by Douglas Kirkland

  • Showgirls: Portrait of a Film, Photographs by Douglas Kirkland. Text by Paul Verhoeven

  • Icons: Creativity With Camera and Computer, Photographs by Douglas Kirkland

  • Light Years: 3 Decades of Photography Among the Stars, Photographs by Douglas Kirkland