By the pool at the Hotel Christopher

The second opening night of St Barth Photo Festival 2021 will unveil the exhibition Next to the swimming pool through Greg lotus, to Hotel Christophe November 25e.

Following Ellen von Unwerth’s opening night at Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France the day before, visitors can enjoy Thanksgiving Day with a selection of eleven images from the American photographer.

True to the theme of the island, the exhibition presents a series of photographs celebrating haute couture by the pool. Each image is imbued with a strong sense of refinement and sophistication, featuring carefully choreographed scenes that often use the physicality of the body as a medium of expression, drawing inspiration from sports themes such as swimming and aerobics. Lotus’s captivating images portray worlds of perfection with their highly refined and meticulously posed models, but upon closer study the images reveal their imperfections, playing with the viewer’s sense of reality.

Greg Lotus, represented by The selection gallery during the event, is a frequent contributor to publications such as Vanity Fair, GQ, L’Uomo Vogue, W magazine and Italian Vogue, having her first big break by the late Franca Sozzani herself in 2004. Likewise, at her precursor opening night, Ellen von Unwerth, Lotus also began her modeling career and quickly turned her interest behind the lens.

As the 2021 St Barth Photo Festival continues, each opening night unveils a new realm of visual language with artists who all have a very different take on fashion photography and provide an opportunity to immerse themselves in the vision of each artist.

Marie Audier d’Alexandre

Opening program

23 novembere, Opening of the Festival: Wallhouse Museum – Laurent Polo-Garnier and Camellia Menard, Emergence

24 novembere Cheval Blanc – Ellen von Unwerth, Time to party

25 novembere Christophe – Greg Lotus, Next to the swimming pool

November 26e Toiny – David Drebin, Observation of the sea

November 27e Rosewood Le Guanahani – Marco Glaviano, 50 years in Saint Barth

28 novembere Hotel Barri̬re Carl Gustaf РBrian Bowen Smith, Drivebys

29 novembere Le Sereno РDavid Bellem̬re, Flowers

November 30e Villa Marie – Ben Watts, Summer island

1st Decemberst Manapany – Greg Kadel, Full sun

December 2sd Le Barth̩lemy РFred Meylan, Swim forever

Eden Rock – Daniel Arsham, Moon shots

For program details, more artist and artwork information, visit and follow @artweeksbh.

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