MEDIA ALERT – PRESS RELEASE !
November 16, 2017
“VITAL Portraits” by VITAL AGIBALOW,
Solo Photography Exhibition for HENSEL at KONSTANTIN ART GALLERY
Retrospective on the work of the extraordinarily talented photographer Vital Agibalow wowed audiences when it opened in New York at the city’s Park Avenue-based Konstantin Art Gallery. The displays spanned the breadth of Agibalow’s brilliant career of a celebrity and editorial photographer, from his ambassadorship contract with HENSEL in 2008 to his portraits of such A-list celebrities as Karl Lagerfeld.
Vital Agibalow’s exhibition brought together a selection of rare photographs and magazine editorials from VOGUE Itala to the portraits of seventh-generation descendant of American entrepreneur Cornelius Vanderbilt singer Consuelo Vanderbilt-Costin and Bollywood’s super star actress Priyanka Chopra.
Agibalow’s show, hosted at one of the New York’s most exquisite boutique galleries, Konstantin Art Gallery, created a major buzz in New York’s fashion community. Agibalow’s exhibition of black and white portraits captured the last 10 years of New York’s fashion industry and celebrities. It highlighted more recent work by the photographer. Some of the works presented had never been exhibited before and are a part of Agibalow’supcoming photography book.
The show featured famous photographs including those of Vogue editor Anna Wintour, German designer Karl Lagerfeld, american designer Isaak Misrahi, Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon, it-girl Olivia Palermo, as well as world known supermodels Carmen Dell’Orefice, Candice Swanepoel, BehatiPrinsloo, Miranda Kerr, and many others.
Notable guests attended Agibalow’s exhibition:
• Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, American singer and songwriter – seventh-generation descendant of Cornelius Vanderbilt
• Emir Bahadir, Turkish Billionaire
• Stefanie Hertel, German Popular Singer
• Lanny Lanner, Austrian songwriter/singer
• Dr. Robi Ludwig, TV commentator , Author of “Your Best Age is Now”
• Dr. Konstantin Vasyukevich, M.D., Park Avenue based celebrity Plastic Surgeon
• Cynthia Ott, Former supermodel
• Laura Bonariggo former soap star for One Live to Live.
• Vivienne Hu, NYC-based couture and ready-to-wear designer
In interview to Fashion TV, the photographer mentioned that his taste to black and white photography was established in early childhood when his grandmother, Ukraine’s famous photographer, taught him the basics of working at the darkroom. Nowadays, a target for world’s famous photography brands, Agibalow still enjoys working with B&W imaginary. “The light is an essence of photography and I love experimenting with different variations of light in my works,” said Agibalow.
The opening reception of Vital Agibalow’s exhibition took place at Park Avenue – based boutique KONSTANTIN ART GALLERY in New York on November 14th 7, 2017 and will be continued until the end of the February 2018.
Media sponsors of the exhibition include Fashion TV Worldwide and GETTY Images. The exhibition was sponsored by VOGA Italia and Konstantin Art Gallery.
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Vital Agibalow is a professional photographer of European descent. His work has always been well received. His passion for shooting New York’s A-list celebrities, Victoria Secret’s fashion performances and Stylish portraits makes him an in demand professional with in the industry. Vital has collaborated with Sephora, Victoria’s Secret, Casio, Disney, Temptu, Keratin Perfect and Eve Pearl cosmetics to name a few advertising clients. He’s also a brand ambassador for the professional lighting brands HENSEL and VISIT.