Bettina von Zwehl

Profiles III are reminiscent of Italian Renaissance portrait paintings and focus on the minute detail of the faces of six boys and girls all approximately 1 year old. These monumental profiles were displayed at St Mary’s as part of the Art in Focus exhibition programme to coincide with the launch of Imperial Health Charity’s Birth Centre Appeal and have now found their permanent home in the Birth Centre at Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea.

Von Zwehl’s early photographic influences include Bernd and Hilla Becker and Irving Penn. She has focused on photographic portraits and has stated her ‘fascination with the human face and human relations’. The series Profiles III, was first exhibited at the V&A Museum of Childhood in 2009. 

Von Zwehl is an internationally renowned photographer born in Munich, she lives and works in London. You can view more of her works on her website.

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