Far Out Fashion 1966-1971: A Collection of Photographs by Fred J. Maroon

Fred J. Maroon (1924 - 2001) was a photographer of international renown. His career spanned more than half a century and touched on topics ranging from fashion to architecture and politics. Maroon is best-known for his work in Washington, D.C., both documenting the Nixon campaign and the architectural landscapes of the city. After serving in WWII, Maroon moved to Washington, D.C., which became his home for the rest of his life. 

Through the second half of the 20th century, Fred Maroon did a series of eight fashion editorials for LOOK Magazine. The photographs were taken between 1960 and 1970 in remote and challenging locations such as Mongolia, Afghanistan, Egypt, and Japan. 

Behind the Lens: AFGHANISTAN

"The Bamiyan Valley was an important location; it was here that all the silk routes converged. So many languages were spoken; it became known as the 'Valley of Noise.' Fate dealt us a lucky card; the local prince took an extreme liking to our model which gave us excellent access to locations." 

Behind the Lens: JAPAN 

"Expo '70 was to take place in Osaka, Japan and the editors at LOOK Magazine decided it would be an ideal time to do another fusion of travel and fashion photography. I had never been to Japan before, but had a preconceived version of what I would find that was derived mainly from "Madame Butterfly." The reality I discovered was very different. Japan had modernized since Puccini last looked, and although the traditional was still there, it was more elusive than I had expected. 

In addition to the numerous awards garnered during his career, Maroon's works are featured in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan  Museum of Art, the International Center of Photographer, and the Library of Congress. 

 

 

 

 

Afghanistan: Buz Kashi Horseman near Kunduz (Edition 14/100), 1968

Fred Maroon

Afghanistan: Buz Kashi Horseman near Kunduz (Edition 14/100), 1968

Photographic Print

30 x 20 in

Afghanistan: The Hindu Kush (Edition 11/100), 1968

Fred Maroon

Afghanistan: The Hindu Kush (Edition 11/100), 1968

Photographic Print

30 x 40 in

Japan: Tea Field at Shimizu (Edition 16/100), 1969

Fred Maroon

Japan: Tea Field at Shimizu (Edition 16/100), 1969

Photographic Print

30 x 20 in

Moscow: Cathedral of the Assumption in the Kremlin (Edition 12/100), 1967

Fred Maroon

Moscow: Cathedral of the Assumption in the Kremlin (Edition 12/100), 1967

Photographic Print

30 x 20 in

Outer Mongolia: Prayer at the Gandan Monastery in Ulan Bator (Edition 13/100), 1966

Fred Maroon

Outer Mongolia: Prayer at the Gandan Monastery in Ulan Bator (Edition 13/100), 1966

Photographic Print

30 x 20 in

Afghanistan: Giant Buddha Statue in the Bamiyan Valley( Edition 16/100), 1968

Fred Maroon

Afghanistan: Giant Buddha Statue in the Bamiyan Valley( Edition 16/100), 1968

Photographic Print

20 x 30 in

Alaska: Seaplane (Edition 12/100), 1970

Fred Maroon

Alaska: Seaplane (Edition 12/100), 1970

Photographic Print

30 x 20 in

Japan: Torii Gates at the Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto (Edition 11/100), 1969

Fred Maroon

Japan: Torii Gates at the Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto (Edition 11/100), 1969

Photographic Print

30 x 40 in

Outer Mongolia: Gandan Monastry in Ulan Bator (Edition 12/100), 1966

Fred Maroon

Outer Mongolia: Gandan Monastry in Ulan Bator (Edition 12/100), 1966

Photographic Print

30 x 20 in

Afghanistan: Poppies near Kunduz (Edition 13/100), 1968

Fred Maroon

Afghanistan: Poppies near Kunduz (Edition 13/100), 1968

Photographic Print

20 x 30 in

Jamaica: Elder from the Pocomania Sect, Kingston (Edition 12/100), 1970

Fred Maroon

Jamaica: Elder from the Pocomania Sect, Kingston (Edition 12/100), 1970

Photographic Print

20 x 30 in

Leningrad: Gilded Domes of the Catherine Palace in nearby Pushkin (Edition 12/100), 1967

Fred Maroon

Leningrad: Gilded Domes of the Catherine Palace in nearby Pushkin (Edition 12/100), 1967

Photographic Print

30 x 20 in

Outer Mongolia: Gold Cashmere at the Erdeni Dzuu Lamasary in Karakorum (Edition 15/100), 1966

Fred Maroon

Outer Mongolia: Gold Cashmere at the Erdeni Dzuu Lamasary in Karakorum (Edition 15/100), 1966

Photographic Print

20 x 30 in

Afghanistan: The Great Mosque at Herat ( Edition 16/100)

Fred Maroon

Afghanistan: The Great Mosque at Herat ( Edition 16/100)

Photographic Print

30 x 40 in

Japan: Rice Field in Oshino Village, near Mt. Fuji (Edition 14/100), 1969

Fred Maroon

Japan: Rice Field in Oshino Village, near Mt. Fuji (Edition 14/100), 1969

Photographic Print

30 x 20 in

Leningrad: Upper Bath House at the Catherine Palace in nearby Pushkin (Edition 15/100), 1967

Fred Maroon

Leningrad: Upper Bath House at the Catherine Palace in nearby Pushkin (Edition 15/100), 1967

Photographic Print

20 x 30 in

The Colorado River: Havasupai Canyon (Edition 12/100), 1970

Fred Maroon

The Colorado River: Havasupai Canyon (Edition 12/100), 1970

Photographic Print

30 x 20 in

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Far Out Fashion 1966-1971: A Collection of Photographs by Fred J. Maroon
Fred J. Maroon (1924 - 2001) was a photographer of international renown. His career spanned more than half a century and touched on topics ranging from fashion to architecture and politics. Maroon is best-known for his work in Washington, D.C., both documenting the Nixon campaign and the architectural landscapes of the city. After serving in WWII, Maroon moved to Washington, D.C., which became his home for the rest of his life. Through the second half of the 20th century, Fred Maroon did a series of eight fashion editorials for LOOK Magazine. The photographs were taken between 1960 and 1970 in remote and challenging locations such as Mongolia, Afghanistan, Egypt, and Japan. Behind the Lens: AFGHANISTAN "The Bamiyan Valley was an important location; it was here that all the silk routes converged. So many languages were spoken; it became known as the 'Valley of Noise.' Fate dealt us a lucky card; the local prince took an extreme liking to our model which gave us excellent access to locations." Behind the Lens: JAPAN "Expo '70 was to take place in Osaka, Japan and the editors at LOOK Magazine decided it would be an ideal time to do another fusion of travel and fashion photography. I had never been to Japan before, but had a preconceived version of what I would find that was derived mainly from "Madame Butterfly." The reality I discovered was very different. Japan had modernized since Puccini last looked, and although the traditional was still there, it was more elusive than I had expected. In addition to the numerous awards garnered during his career, Maroon's works are featured in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the International Center of Photographer, and the Library of Congress.
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