Exhibitions & Events

Audrey Hepburn Photos at Christie’s, London

Mark Shaw’s photographs are prominently featured in both the catalogue and website for Christie’s auction Audrey Hepburn: The Personal Collection. The photographs auctioned are largely Press Prints which Mark Shaw printed up for Audrey’s approval.


Photographed for LIFE in 1953, Audrey Hepburn, under the hair dryer, smokes a cigarette. While working on the film Sabrina, Audrey was shampooed every night and often conducted business with her agents while under the dryer. The source for this image was a vintage 35mm black and white negative.

Shaw images of Audrey Hepburn in London’s National Portrait Gallery

Mark Shaw images of Audrey Hepburns now in the permanent collection of London’s  National Portrait Gallery

This photo, by Clare Freestone of the National Portrait Gallery, shows Terence Pepper, curator of the exhibition Audrey Hepburn, Portraits of an Icon with Mark Shaw’s son David Shaw with wife Juliet Cuming Shaw , daughter Luna Cuming Shaw, cousin and the Mark Shaw Photographic Archive’s UK representative Madeleine Cuming Khoshab.  The National Portrait Gallery has added these two Audrey Hepburn prints by Mark Shaw to its permanent collection.  (Also shown are the NPG’s portraits of Hugh Cuming, ancestor to Mark Shaw’s daughter in law Juliet Cuming).

Exhibition Mark Shaw at Melissa Regan Galerie MR 14, Paris – July 7-September 3, 2017

Haute couture and 50’s fashion… Dior, Balenciaga, Balmain

Melissa Regan Agency, with Mark Shaw photographic archive, present the first of a series of photographic expositions of Mark Shaw’s epic work.

Opening during Paris Haute Couture and the year of Dior’s 70th anniversary, the exposition Mark Shaw « Paris Haute Couture » takes place from July the 7th to September the 3rd at Galerie MR14 in 14 rue Portefoin, 75003.

The unprecedented exposition brings together the photographic work of Mark Shaw during the 50’s Haute Couture for fashion houses such as Balmain, Dior and Balenciaga.

Visit the exhibition site: English / Français

Photos by Julien Mouffron-Gardner from the July 7 opening

Aston Martin Boutique, London | February 23 – August 2017

6 February 2017, London:Aston Martin is delighted to announce the opening of an exclusive exhibition of images by fashion and advertising photographer, Mark Shaw at No.8 Dover Street, London. The display of captivating works from one of the 1950s top photographers will open straight after London Fashion Week on 23 February 2017 and run for six months.

No.8 Dover Street is Aston Martin’s brand experience centre located in one of London’s most sought after streets. The exclusive Mark Shaw exhibition entitled ‘Mark Shaw:  A Moment in Time’ will reveal many of the hidden gems of his fashion and celebrity portfolio curated by the Mark Shaw Photographic Archive.

Mark Shaw had a prolific career and is best known for his portraits of Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy. His charming images of celebrities from Brigitte Bardot to Grace Kelly, Dame Elizabeth Taylor and Coco Chanel and iconic fashion images celebrating the creations from Dior, Balmain and Givenchy graced the pages of LIFE magazine, the fashion magazines of the day and other publications. Upon his untimely death in 1969 at the age of 47, most of his work was put into storage where it remained unseen for over 40 years.

Marek Reichman, EVP & Chief Creative Officer said: “We’re excited to be hosting this beautiful collection of photographs from a bygone era at No.8 Dover Street. Mark Shaw’s work for LIFE and other publications has become a captivating collection and we are delighted to be able to share it with everyone who visits our brand centre.”

Visitors will be able to view images from fashion shoots for the top designers including Dior and Givenchy alongside iconic celebrity photographs such as ‘Grace Kelly Laughing’ and a rare picture of an unusually relaxed Coco Chanel in her apartment on the Rue Cambon in Paris. Fashion Designer Yves St Laurent and actress Audrey Hepburn also feature in this carefully curated collection.

All of the photographs in the Mark Shaw exhibition are strictly limited edition prints with less than 30 of each being available worldwide. Buyers* will join celebrities such as Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Cindy Crawford and Jennifer Aniston as owners of Mark Shaw prints.

Aston Martin at No. 8 Dover Street is open seven days a week from 10 am until 6 pm from Monday to Friday and from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

* Prices start at £865 including VAT for unframed prints.

Read more at AstonMartin.com

Reception on February 24

Photos by Rachel Palmer

Photos by Christopher Gibb

Photos by Madeleine Kohshab

CameraWork Gallery, Berlin
The Kennedys
December 3, 2016 – January 14, 2017

Gallery CAMERA WORK is pleased to present the group exhibition »The Kennedys« from December 3, 2016. After the highly considered Kennedy exhibition in 2004, this year’s exhibition will be held in the context of the 10th anniversary of the Museum THE KENNEDYS in Berlin. The exhibition includes famous works as well as photographs that have never been shown before. Among the exhibited artists there are Yousuf Karsh, Elliott Erwitt, Will McBride, Steve Schapiro and Mark Shaw.

Learn more about this exhibition on CameraWork.de

Installation Views: Camera Work, Berlin

The Dianich Gallery
October 7 – December 30

We are honored to exhibit the photographs from the Mark Shaw Archive. Shaw was the personal photographer of John and Jacqueline Kennedy.  These intimate family and public images were made during the Kennedy’s “Camelot years.” Please join us for this special viewing of these iconic images being shown.  In addition, some photographs are on exhibit for the very first time in the United States.

See coverage in the Brattleboro Reformer.

Tate Modern
Wifredo Lam exhibition
September 14, 2016 – January 8, 2017

For the entryway of its new exhibition on Cuban painter Wifredo Lam, the Tate Modern (London) has used a Mark Shaw portrait of the artist. More Mark Shaw portraits are featured throughout the exhibition and on the Tate’s website.

Read about the exhibition on tate.org.uk.

Becker Minty Gallery
Mark Shaw in the Moment
August 4-September 2, 2016

A photographic exhibition by one of the foremost fashion photographers of the 1950s & 60s best known for his photographs of 
Jacqueline & John F. Kennedy.

Curated by Jason Minty, the exhibition of limited edition photographs showcases facets of Mark Shaw’s remarkable & distinguished career.

Please join us for the launch of ‘In the Moment’ a photographic exhibition by Mark Shaw.

6.30pm – 8.30pm on Thursday 4 August 2016

7/81 Macleay Street, Potts Point

RSVP to [email protected]

The exhibition will continue in store until 31 August 2016.

Limited edition prints start from $1450.

For more information, see the exhibition website at BeckerMinty.com.

Mark Shaw: An Asian Debut
Leica Camera / Chan Hampe Galleries
15 January – 29 February, 2016

German premium technical camera brand, Leica Camera Asia Pacific will be presenting “Mark Shaw: An Asian Debut“ at the Leica Galerie Singapore located at the Raffles Hotel Arcade. Singapore has been picked to the Asian Debut of American celebrity photographer, Mark Shaw.

Shaw has been known for his works with iconic and well-known personalities and celebrities. In this Asian debut, expect to come upclose with intimate images which depict the magic of Picasso’s studio, glamourous images with Dior, Givenchy, Chanel, quirky and personal insights into the personal life of Audrey Hepburn and Coco Chanel.

Mr Sunil Kaul, Managing Director of Leica Camera Asia Pacific shared, “A beautiful photograph is both an artistic expression and a perspective of the societies we live in. For over 100 years, Leica Camera has played a vital role on capturing iconic images through the brilliance of Leica lens. Beyond providing an understanding of photography and the art behind it through this exclusive showcase, we want to share the rich stories behind each picture and draw a deeper connection to the world and its communities.“

Mark Shaw – An Asian Debut  run for two months from 15 January to 29 February 2016 at Leica Galerie Singapore located at Raffles Hotel Arcade.

Captured by his beloved Leica M2, be one of the first in Asia to get behind the scenes with Mark Shaw. Mark Shaw began his career in 1946 at Harper’s Bazaar and soon afterwards started shooting for Mademoiselle. He then began working as a freelancer for LIFE in 1952. In his 16 years with the magazine, he shot 27 covers, and more than 100 stories which included the magazine’s annual review of the European fashion collections. He was one of the first photographers to use color when shooting the runways and “backstage” at the couture shows. In October of 2013 Rizzoli published Dior, Glamour, Mark Shaw which showcases the wonderful images of Dior Fashions that Mark Shaw photographed for LIFE between 1952 and 1962.

Leica Galerie Singapore, January 2015

Hunter Panther Deerfield Cuming Shaw, Mark Shaw’s 19 year old grandson, chats with the press about his grandfather’s photographs.

Photos courtesy of Leica Galerie Singapore.

At an intimate opening event for VIPs. Photos courtesy of Leica Galerie Singapore.

Le Theatre Dior exhibition – Dubai 11/19/15-11/24/15