Ray Jones, Portrait of Marlene Dietrich for Seven Sinners,1940. © Collection Pierre Passebon

Play the Part: Marlene Dietrich

SEPTEMBER 29, 2023-JANUARY 8, 2024

The International Center of Photography
79 Essex Street
New York, NY 10002

Play the Part: Marlene Dietrich presents a selection of about 150 photographs from the 2,000 amassed by Parisian gallerist and tastemaker Pierre Passebon. Taken between 1906 and 1978, the images range from snapshots to formal portraits of the German-American actress, singer, and humanitarian, far ahead of her time in her glamorous androgyny. Cecil Beaton, Irving Penn, and Edward Steichen are just a few of the photographers represented.