Bunny Yeager is the legendary model, photographer, writer and swimsuit designer whose pictures of Bettie Page catapulted both Page and Yeager to fame in 1954.
Yeager defined a new genre of portraiture with her sensual images of the girl next door and with her self portraits. Beginning with her early photographs for men’s magazines in the 1950’s she produced compelling images both in the studio and on location.
Yeager’s boundless creativity and fierce independence as a woman in a man’s industry gave her the power to show women as they wanted to be seen. Throughout her sixty year career she produced an extensive body of work with fresh and candid viewpoints founded on the trust she gained in her subjects. Her groundbreaking work inspired and influenced a new generation of photographers from Cindy Sherman to those who shoot swimsuit models outdoors for Sports Illustrated.
Best of Bunny exhibition celebrates Yeager’s iconic images from her early career to recent photo shoots at her Miami studio. Included are previously unseen self-portraits remarkable for their originality and directness and vintage photographs from Yeager’s archive made on location in South Florida and Mexico.