Rosalind Fox Solomon – Photographs from the Private Archive

02/09/2023 - 25/09/2023

Cäcilienstr. 48 
50667 Köln


Galerie Julian Sander is excited to show a selection of photographs from the private archive of Rosalind Fox Solomon (b. 1930). The focus of this compilation is on curious images that challenges a second look and lingering time from the viewer.
Solomon began her photographic career in the early 1970s, where she studied with Lisette Model during regularly trips to New York City.
‘My liberation began with her,’ she said. ‘I took all kinds of pictures. Model encouraged me to go for the strongest picture, not to be afraid because they were disturbing.’ – Rosalind Fox Solomon, 2018
She has since created an impressive collection of works. Her focus is on themes of identity, religion, conflict and sexuality. In the course of this, she combines her personal experiences with a broader examination of social issues.
A central feature of Solomon’s work is her ability to capture the complexity of human nature. Her images are often infused with strong emotion, revealing the complexities of the human psyche. In doing so, she does not shy away from uncomfortable or controversial subjects. She shows us the beauty and challenges of life and forces us to confront the complexities of our own society.