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Christina Lazar-Schuler: raw


Photography Visual arts
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Richmond Cultural Centre

7700 Minoru Gate

Richmond, BC



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.


Richmond Arts Centre presents:

Christina Lazar-Schuler


Upper Rotunda Gallery

September 12 – October 3, 2022

Christina Lazar-Schuler is a portrait, fashion, and editorial photographer and visual artist whose work has been published in dozens of North American and European magazines such as Luxia and GMARO. From 2012 to 2018, she was the editor and creative director of freshlyWORN, a Vancouver-based magazine promoting established and emerging talent in the fashion and beauty industry. Using photography as a medium to create visual stories, Lazar-Schuler strives to capture mesmerizing moments filled with life and drama. The unpredictable connection between the photographer and her subjects/models is what brings Lazar-Schuler the biggest fulfillment in her work.

Lazar-Schuler defines raw, the title of this exhibition, as “not having undergone processes of preparing, dressing, finishing or refining.” While typically she has a fashion-driven photographic style that demands post-processing and sometimes significant retouching, for this personal project, Lazar-Schuler aims to show the real person underneath the gloss of glamour. Inspired by the 2017 Pirelli calendar featuring unretouched portraits of Hollywood actresses by photographer Peter Lindbergh, raw allows Lazar-Schuler a departure from the conventions of the fashion and beauty industry. “What if we saw the models as we see ourselves everyday, in the morning mirror? Fresh out of bed, no make-up, no hair styling, wearing a rumpled t-shirt or nothing at all?” Lazar-Schuler asks. The resulting series documents the more authentic person found under the idealizing makeup, wardrobe, and layers of Photoshop and social media filters.



Richmond Arts Centre

The Richmond Arts Centre provides high-quality arts education opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines, including visual arts, dance and movement, music and theatre. The centre is also home to 12 local arts organizations known as the Resident Art Groups.

The vision for the Richmond Arts Centre is to be the hub of artistic opportunity within Richmond, activating and inspiring artists and community members to connect through the arts. The creative contributions of Richmond residents, through dance, theatre or visual arts has a significant positive impact on community health and celebrates the vibrancy of Richmond as a diverse and dynamic city.