Peter Lindberg (b.1944)
Born Peter Brodbeck, Lindbergh is a German fashion photographer and filmmaker
note for his mostly black-and-white photographs, who in 1978 moved to
Paris where he began working for Vogue. Later he worked for Vanity Fair,
Allure, Rolling Stone and The New Yorker. He was responsible for the influential
Vogue cover of January 1990 featuring Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington,
Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell and Tatjana Patitz.
Roxanne Lowit (b.1965)
Self-taught American fashion and celebrity photographer who began taking
pictures in the late 70s with her 110 Instamatic camera, photographing
her own clothing designs at fashion shows. Since then her photographs
have been published in many magazines, such as French Elle, V Magazine,
Italian Vanity Fair, and Glamour, and have been exhibited at such prestigious
venues as the Metropolitan
Museum of Art, the Whitney
Museum of American Art, and London's Victoria
and Albert Museum.
One of the most versatile of modern artists, he took up fashion photography
in Paris, working with couturiers like Chanel, Balenciaga, Schiaparelli
and Lanvin, alongside camera artists such as Horst P. Horst, Edward Steichen,
George Hoyningen-Huene, and Erwin Blumenfeld.
Cult homoerotic photographer of the 1980s, also known for his still lifes.
Steven Meisel (b.1954)
American fashion photographer who achieved a degree of critical acclaim
as a result of his work in US and Italian Vogue, as well as his shots
of Madonna in her 1992 book "Sex" and for Vanity Fair. Also
does regular photo-shoots for Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Versace,
Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga and Calvin Klein.
Adolph de Meyer (18681946)
Initially hired by Conde Nast, he was the first official fashion photographer
for the American magazine Vogue, and his early photos of models, actresses,
and aristocrats triggered the first use of photographs in fashion editorials.
Sarah Moon (b.1941)
Born Marielle Hadengue, she turned from modelling to fashion photography
in 1970, adopting a new name and achieving fame as the first "impressionist"
in the world of fashion. Worked closely with Biba clothing store owner
Barbara Hulanicki, as well as brands like Cacharel, Chanel, Dior, Comme
des Garcons and Vogue.
Martin Munkacsi (1896-1963)
Hungarian photographer who pioneered the first use of movement in fashion
photography, as well as the first shots of models in active poses at the
beach. Moved to New York, where he signed on with fashion magazine Harper's
Bazaar. Produced one of the first fashion articles illustrated with nude
photos. [Note: For other Hungarian camera artists, see: Andre Kertesz
(1894-1985), Brassai (1899-1984) and Robert
An important figure in contemporary art, Newton is best known for his
pioneering style of black and white fashion photography - notably his
overtly sexual imagery - his camera shots were regular fixtures on the
covers of Vogue magazine.
Leading British camera artist who pioneered the use of outdoor fashion
photography in contrast to conventional studio photo-shoots. The lead
photographer for British Vogue magazine, he also worked for Harper's Bazaar
and Bystander magazines.
American photographer known for his fashion photography and portraiture.
Along with camera artists like Richard Avedon, Penn revolutionized American
fashion photography after the Second World War. A photographer with American
Vogue, he is also noted for his ad-campaigns for international brands
including Issey Miyake, and Clinique.
Denis Piel (b.1944)
Award winning fashion photographer and filmmaker best-known for his 1980s
fashion imagery. His photographs appeared in Elle magazine, Marie Claire,
Votre Beaute and French Vogue as well as the New York Times Magazine,
American Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair and Self. He became renowned for his sensual
and erotic camera art typically expressed in an intimate narrative style.
In 1987 he won the Leica Medal of Excellence for Commercial Photography.
Bob Richardson (1928-2005)
Originally a New York graphic designer who didn't start photography until
he was 35, he became a top freelance fashion photography grossing up to
$15,000 for a single image. After succumbing to illness, he fought back
with the help of Richard Avedon and Steven Meisel, to become a teacher
at the International Center for Photography and the School of Visual Arts.
Later worked for GQ magazine and Italian Vogue.
Herb Ritts (1952-2002)
Active during the period 1970-1990 as pret-a-porter fashion became a real
mass-appeal industry, Ritts became known for his innovative photoshoots
for Calvin Klein, Versace and Armani collections, which introduced a new
perspective to the concept of masculinity.
Francesco Scavullo (1921-2004)
Initially assistant to Horst P. Horst, this American fashion photographer
was best-known for his cover photographs for Cosmopolitan, Seventeen,
Harper's Bazaar, Vogue and Rolling Stone magazine as well as his celebrity
Mario Sorrenti (b.1971)
Italian fashion photographer renowned for his female
nudes. Best known for his shots of Kate Moss in the publicity campaign
for Calvin Klein's "Obsession". Has worked for Harpers
Bazaar and Vogue and for several of the world's top designer labels including
Prada, Benetton, Yves Saint Laurent, Lancome and Paco Rabanne.
Challenged by Lucien Vogel, publisher of Jardin des Modes and La Gazette
du Bon Ton, to promote fashion as a fine art through the use of photography,
Steichen produced a series of shots of ballgowns designed by couturier
Paul Poiret, which are now considered to be the first ever modern fashion
photographs. Like Man Ray, Steichen is now seen as one of the most important
contributors to the history of photography
in the 20th century.
Bert Stern (1929-2013)
American fashion photographer best known for "The Last Sitting, a
collection of over 2,000 photographs of Marilyn Monroe, taken for Vogue
during a single three-day period, some six weeks before her death. Also
photographed Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Madonna, Kylie Minogue
and Drew Barrymore.
Mario Testino (b.1954)
Peruvian fashion photographer renowned for his advertising campaigns for
Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana, but best known for his 1997 Vanity Fair
cover photos of the late Diana Princess of Wales. Has also photographed
Madonna for Versace.
Oliviero Toscani (b.1942)
One of the leading postmodernist
artists in the Italian fashion industry, Toscani is best-known for
his controversial ad-campaigns for Italian clothing brand Benetton (1982-2000).
After doing photo-shoots for Elle, Vogue, L'Uomo Vogue and Harper's Bazaar,
he joined the Benetton Group as art director. One of his most contoversial
campaigns features a photo (by Therese Frare) of a patient dying of AIDS
in front of grieving relatives. Other Benetton promotional photos organized
by Toscani include references to racism, war, religion and capital punishment.
In 2005 he produced yet more controversial photographs, this time for
the men's clothing brand 'Ra-Re'.
Deborah Turbeville (1937-2013)
American fashion photographer who introduced a distinctive 'noir' element
to fashion shots in the early 1970s. Regarded - along with Helmut Newton
and Guy Bourdin - as a key influence in helping to transform fashion photography
into something more avant-garde and edgy. Worked on campaigns for Nike,
Ralph Lauren Bloomingdale's and Macy's, among many others.
Ellen von Unwerth (b.1954)
Fashion photographer who came to fame after working with Claudia Schiffer.
Published in most of the leading magazines like Vogue, L'Uomo Vogue, Vanity
Fair, Interview, The Face, Arena, Twill and I-D, she has also done promotional
photography for numerous music stars including Christina Aguilera, Britney
Spears, Janet Jackson and Rihanna.
Yasuhiro Wakabayashi (HIRO) (b.1930)
Shanghai-born camera artist known professionally as Hiro, he was an assistant
to Richard Avedon and a protege of Alexey Brodovitch. A staff photographer
at Harper's Bazaar, he was elected Photographer of the Year by the American
Society of Magazine Photographers in 1969. The trade journal American
Photographer devoted a complete edition to his camera art in 1982.
Bruce Weber (b.1946)
American fashion photographer and filmmaker, he is best-known for his
ad-campaigns for Pirelli, Abercrombie & Fitch, Calvin Klein, Ralph
Lauren, Revlon, and Gianni Versace, as well as his fashion photos for
Vogue, GQ, Vanity Fair, Elle, Life, Interview, and Rolling Stone magazines.
Exhibitions of fashion photos are regularly
shown in a number of the best galleries of
contemporary art across America.