Albert Watson has made his mark as one of the world’s most successful and prolific photographers since he began his career in 1970, blending art, fashion and commercial photography into some of the most iconic images ever seen. From portraits of Alfred Hitchcock and Steve Jobs, beauty shots of Kate Moss, to Las Vegas landscapes and still-life photographs of King Tutankhamen artifacts, Albert’s diversity and body of work are unparalleled.
His striking photographs and stunning hand-made prints are featured in galleries and museums around the globe. Watson was named as one of the 20 most influential photographers of all time by Photo District News - a list that includes Irving Penn and Richard Avedon, among others. Further acknowledgment of Albert's contribution includes:
- a Lucie Award,
- a Grammy Award,
- three Andys,
- a Der Steiger Award,
- a Hasselblad Masters Award;
- and the Centenary Medal,
- a lifetime achievement award from the Royal Photographic Society.
Queen Elizabeth II awarded the Scotsman an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in June 2015 for his lifetime contribution to the art of photography.
Over the years, Albert’s photographs have appeared on more than 100 covers of Vogue worldwide and been featured in countless other publications, from Rolling Stone to Time to Harper’s Bazaar many of the photos iconic fashion shots or portraits of rock stars, rappers, actors and other celebrities. Albert also has created the photography for hundreds of ad campaigns for major companies, such as Prada, the Gap, Levi’s, Revlon and Chanel. He has shot dozens of Hollywood movie posters, such as “Kill Bill” and “Memoirs of a Geisha,” and has also directed more than 100 television commercials.
All the while, Albert has spent much of his time working on art projects for museum and gallery exhibitions, which feature his well-known portraits and fashion photographs, along with powerful shots from his travels and interests, such as a snake charmer in Morocco, a dominatrix in Las Vegas or the dramatic mountains on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Albert has published five books: “Cyclops” (1994, Bullfinch); “Maroc” (Rizzoli, 1998); "Albert Watson” (Phaidon, 2007); "Strip Search" (PQ Blackwell/Chronicle 2010); and "UFO: Unified Fashion Objectives" (PQ Blackwell/Abrams 2010.) His latest book, “Kaos,” was published by Taschen in the fall 2017.
GALLERY M represents the complete collection of Watson's edition works and a select group of vintage photographs. Contact a specialist today to verify availability either by online request or toll-free at 1.877.331.8401.