VII Interactive Book Club. “Idols + Believers” by Jocelyn Bain Hogg

From: June 22, 2020 @ 10:00 EDT
To: June 22, 2020 @ 11:15 EDT
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This live event is on June 22, 2020 at 16:00 CET/15:00 BST/10:00 EDT.

“Bain Hogg’s stunning photographs serve as windows into the world of celebrity and pop culture. These behind-the-scenes portraits ooze glamour but also the raw and lonely flip side of fame.” — Harper’s Bazaar

The culmination of years of photographing the inner machinations of public and private events such as the Cannes Film Festival and the Oscars, Idols+Believers juxtaposes vibrant color images with sensitive black-and-white shots to present a fully rounded exploration of the nature of fame and fandom in the twenty-first century.

The color images reflect our apparently insatiable appetite for all things celebrity: from Kylie’s knickers and plastic Bart Simpson dolls, to tourist rides over Hollywood by helicopter. Starkly contrasted black-and-white images take the reader on an intimate behind-the-scenes tour of the fame machine — from the paparazzi pack chasing the latest starlet, to fans and press swarming together around a delighted Arnold Schwarzenegger, to the icy stare of Angelina Jolie as she heads for her latest premiere. No one is left out when it comes to dissecting the celebrity industry: Producers, pop idols, supermodels, fashion designers, publicists, look-alikes, paparazzi, and even porn stars all play their part.

Join Jocelyn Bain Hogg and fellow VII photographer Ziyah Gafic to discuss our unnatural obsession with fame and fandom in the twenty-first century.

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