Michel Comte  (Swiss, 1954) 

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Michel Comte Biography
1954   Born in Zurich, Switzerland
1978   Comte receives his first international photographic assignment for Paris based fashion labels Ungaro and Chloé
1979   Comte leave Switzerland and moves to Paris
1981   Comte relocates to New York, where he beings to work for the American Vogue, later settling down in Los Angeles.
2003   Photographs the campaign for his own fragrance, Michel Comte Shared Water
2004   Founds the Michel Comte Water Foundation, a charitable foundation to help provide access to clean drinking water for people in developing countries
2007   Comte begins his first international film project as director of a Hollywood production
1981 - 2011   Editorially Comte works mainly for Condé Nast. He not only works as a fashion photographer, but also a celebrity photographer, portraying stars from the worlds of fashion, art, entertainment, music and sports. His subjects include Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Kim Basinger, Jennifer Lopez, Robert Altman, Sting, Jeremy Irons, Julian Schnabel and Jeff Koons
1999 - 2011   Comte has traveled to in war zones and unstable regions such as Tibet, Iraq, Afghanistan and Bosnia as a photographer for the International Red Cross. He has developed various charity project in collaboration with the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC).
Selected Exhibitions
2005 - 2006   Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
2002   Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, Verona, Italy
1995   Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy