Jessica Lange shows work at the Niemeyer Center in Avilés, Spain

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The Niemeyer Center in Avilés (Spain), in collaboration with diCHromA Photography (Madrid) and thanks to the courtesy of the Howard Greenberg Gallery (New York), presents for the first time in Spain the exhibition Unseen, from the actress and photographer Jessica Lange The exhibition collects 78 photographs (12 of them, contacts), all taken during the last twenty years, in two series: “Things I See” and “On scene – Unseen, Mexican Suites.” Produced by diCHromA Photography, and curated by Anne Morin, the exhibition will be hold at the Centro Niemeyer, from september 10th until november 27th, 2011. Jessica Lange will be present the opening day. In 1967, Jessica Lange won a scholarship at the University of Minnesota to study photography, but the ups and downs of student life carried her to Spain and then to Paris, where she prefered the drama to his photographic practice. At that moment started her acting career, which led her to become the star of iconic titles in film history and to receive two Oscar as best actress for her performances in Tootsie, in 1983 and Blue Sky, in 1995. But until the early nineties (when Sam Shepard gave her a Leica M6), Jessica Lange didn’t retake her photographic activity, and then taking her pictures during his travels. United States, France, Finland and Italy are among the countries that she traveled, although she shows a special fondness for Mexico, "with its lights and big nights," as she says.

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