The Sartorialist Shares Picture Perfection With Wellesley College

Scott Schuman, Founder and Photographer of The Sartorialist, Comes to Wellesley College to Discuss his Photographic Practice


A snapshot of high fashion is coming to the Wellesley main streets. The Davis Museum hosts the founder and photographer from The Sartorialist blog.

Interested fashionistas can swing by Wellesley College's Alumnae Hall Auditorium (106 Central Street) at 7 p.m. on Dec. 10.

The Sartorialist, a fashion blog focusing on street fashion photos and advice founded by Scott Schuman. Schuman has published two books, "The Sartorialist" and "Closer." The Wellesley stop is part of a book signing tour."

From his biography page, Schuman’s work has been featured in GQ, Vogue Italia, Vogue Paris, and Interview, and he has appeared in national ad campaigns for The Gap and Verizon.

The word "sartorial" comes from a Latin word meaning "Of or relating to tailoring, clothes, or style of dress," according to Dictionary.com.

The following is a press release from Wellesley College:

Scott Schuman, Founder and Photographer of The Sartorialist, Comes to Wellesley College to Discuss his Photographic Practice

— Sponsored by the Davis Museum Student Advisory Committee, the Treves Fund, and Hey Madeline, the event takes place at Wellesley College on December 10—

WELLESLEY, Mass.— Scott Schuman, founder/photographer of the highly respected and influential fashion blog “thesartorialist.com,” visits Wellesley on Monday, December 10to speak about his own street style photography in relation to the history of photography, as portrayed in the Davis Museum’s current exhibition, “A Generous Medium” (on view only through December 16!).  This event is free and open to the public.

WHAT: Scott Schuman: Lecture and Book Signing.  The event features a talk by Schuman with a reception and book signing, with books available for purchase, to follow.

WHO: Scott Schuman began The Sartorialist with the idea of creating a two-way dialogue about the world of fashion and its relationship to daily life. In addition to the blog, Schuman’s work has been featured in GQVogue ItaliaVogue Paris, and Interview. Nespresso, DKNY Jeans, Gant, OVS, Crate & Barrel, and Absolut have all commissioned ad campaigns from Schuman. Burberry, meanwhile, tapped Schuman to shoot the groundbreaking social media-cum-advertising “Art of the Trench” project. In 2009 Penguin published an anthology of his images that has sold well over 100,000 copies to date and been translated into languages from English to Korean. Its limited-run Bespoke Edition sold out in less than three months. His work resides in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.

WHEN: Monday, December 10, 2012, 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Wellesley College, Alumnae Hall Auditorium, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA

For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/events/210124792456293/

About the Davis

One of the oldest and most acclaimed academic fine arts museums in the United States, the Davis Museum is a vital force in the intellectual, pedagogical and social life of Wellesley College.  It seeks to create an environment that encourages visual literacy, inspires new ideas, and fosters involvement with the arts both within the College and the larger community.

About Wellesley College & The Arts

The Wellesley College arts curriculum and the highly acclaimed Davis Museum are integral components of the College’s liberal arts education.  Departments and programs from across the campus enliven the community with world-class programming – classical and popular music, visual arts, theatre, dance, author readings, symposia and lectures by some of today’s leading artists and creative thinkers – most of which are free and open to the public.  

Located just 12 miles from Boston and accessible by public transit, Wellesley College’s idyllic surroundings provide a nearby retreat for the senses and inspiration that lasts well after a visit.

Since 1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in providing an excellent liberal arts education for women who will make a difference in the world.  Its 500-acre campus near Boston is home to 2,400 undergraduate students from all 50 states and 75 countries.


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