Mark Seliger  (American, 1959) 

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Mark Seliger (American, b.1959) is a photographer particularly noted for his portraits. He was born in Amarillo, TX, but later moved with his family to Houston, TX. Realizing that he had an affinity for the art world, he went to school at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston. Seliger then attended East Texas State University.

The photographs he has taken are timeless visualizations of society. His portrait work takes a wide range of subjects, from Pop idols to political figures. In 1984 he moved to New York, NY, and in 1987 he was working for Rolling Stone. In 1992, Seliger was promoted to chief photographer of Rolling Stone and remained in that position until 2002. During his career with the magazine, he was responsible for the creation of over 100 magazine covers. Seliger has also photographed covers for GQ, Vanity Fair, and other similar magazines. He created a variety of CD covers for names such as Diana Krall (Canadian, b.1964) and Burning Spear. Seliger published a number of books, including Lenny Kravitz in 2001, which he cowrote with Lenny Kravitz (American, b.1964), Physiognomy: The Mark Seliger Photographs in 1999, and When They Come to Take My Father - voices of the Holocaust in 1996. He also directed some short films during the same time period. In addition, Seliger was responsible for portraits of famous names such as Kurt Cobain (American, 1967-1994), Tony Bennett (American, b.1926), Susan Sarandon (American, b.1946), Matthew Barney (American, b.1967), Rob Thomas (American, b.1972), David Byrne (American, b.1952), Johnny Depp (American, b.1963), and Willie Nelson (American, b.1933).

Seliger’s photographs capture the artists in their own atmosphere, giving the audiences a classic look at what the group or artist represents. His style of photography brings together classic styles with more modern looks. Seliger is currently employed by Conde Nast Publications in New York. He continues to provide them with photographs of some of the most influential and recognizable individuals.

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Mark Seliger, Barack Obama, The White House Washington, DC

 

Mark Seliger
Barack Obama, The White House Washington, DC
2010

The Photo Gallery
Mark Seliger, Barack Obama

 

Mark Seliger
Barack Obama
Hamburg Kennedy Photographs
Mark Seliger, Listen, Plate 52

 

Mark Seliger
Listen, Plate 52
Steven Kasher Gallery
Mark Seliger, Lenny

 

Mark Seliger
Lenny
Steven Kasher Gallery
Mark Seliger, Kurt Cobain, Kalamazoo, Michigan

 

Mark Seliger
Kurt Cobain, Kalamazoo, Michigan
created 1993-2013

Steven Kasher Gallery
Mark Seliger, Barack Obama

 

Mark Seliger
Barack Obama
Hamburg Kennedy Photographs
Mark Seliger, John Malkovich, Los Angeles

 

Mark Seliger
John Malkovich, Los Angeles
2008

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Mark Seliger, David Bowie, New York

 

Mark Seliger
David Bowie, New York
1999

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Mark Seliger, Samppa, London

 

Mark Seliger
Samppa, London
2009

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Mark Seliger, Elizabeth Shue, Palm Springs, California

 

Mark Seliger
Elizabeth Shue, Palm Springs, California, 1995
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Mark Seliger, Barack Obama, The White House, Washington, D.C

 

Mark Seliger
Barack Obama, The White House, Washington, D.C, 2010
gelatin silver print

 

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Mark Seliger, Heidi Klum (As Jayne Mansfield), New York

 

Mark Seliger
Heidi Klum (As Jayne Mansfield), New York, 2002
archival Inkjet print

 

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