Stories and photography intermingle on the pages of Eva Sereny’s Through Her Lens (Acc Art Books 2018), a stunning collection of images and memories that capture the spirit of the ’70s and ’80s cinema.
From unexpected late-night calls from Romy Schneider, to a stay at Paul Newman’s home in Connecticut; from working on the set of Last Tango in Paris with Bernardo Bertolucci and Marlon Brando, to lounging poolside with Raquel Welch; Sereny reveals her favorite moments from working behind the lens. This is the first photographic retrospective of Sereny’s star-studded career, including nearly 100 never-before-seen images complemented by Eva’s own stories.
Eva Sereny started to pursue her career in photography in the late ’60s and she quickly rose to prominence in her field, despite that photography was very much seen as a ‘male’ art. She shot the greatest stars of the day – Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, and many more. Her work on film sets developed her passion for cinematic direction; her short film The Dress, starring Michael Palin, received the British Academy Award (BAFTA) and the Chicago Golden Plaque. Now retired, she divides her time between London, Rome and Sydney.