Albert Watson has established himself as one of the most famous and prolific photographers in the world since 1970, mixing art, fashion and commercial photography with some of the most iconic images ever seen. From portraits of Alfred Hitchcock and Steve Jobs, Kate Moss beauty photos, Las Vegas landscapes and still-life photographs of King Tutankhamun, Watson’s diversity and work are unmatched. His striking photographs and beautiful hand-made reproductions are exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. The photo industry bible, Photo District News, named Albert one of the 20 most influential photographers of all time, along with Irving Penn and Richard Avedon, among others.
Watson, a Scottish immigrant to the United States in 1970, began his career primarily as a fashion photographer. He has directed more than 100 Vogue covers, as well as countless other magazines. He has also created photographs of hundreds of advertising campaigns for companies such as Prada, Revlon and Chanel. Throughout this time, he has also devoted a great deal of energy to his personal projects, with his books and exhibitions.
Watson won many honors, including a Lucie Award, a Grammy Award, three Andys, a Hasselblad Masters Award; and the Centennial Medal, a lifetime achievement award from the Royal Photographic Society. Queen Elizabeth II awarded Watson an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in June 2015 for his contribution to the art of photography.