Albert Watson

(Scottish, b. 1942)

alfred hitchcock by albert watson

Albert Watson

Alfred Hitchcock, 2008

christy lips by albert watson

Albert Watson

Christy Lips, 1990

christy turlington (new york) by albert watson

Albert Watson

Christy Turlington (New York), 1990

christy turlington (veil) by albert watson

Albert Watson

Christy Turlington (Veil), 1990

david bowie by albert watson

Albert Watson

David Bowie, 1996

gisella (paris) by albert watson

Albert Watson

Gisella (Paris), 1990



Born in Edinburgh, Scotland
Moves to the United States with wife Elizabeth, and begins shooting photos, mostly as a hobby
Grammy Award for the photography on the cover of the Mason Profitt album “Come and Gone”
Moves to New York, and starts his first job for Vogue magazine
ANDY award, Best Editorial Photography
ANDY award, Best Advertising Photography
ANDY award, Best Editorial Photography
Scottish Fashion Awards Hall of Fame
Lucie Award, Outstanding Achievement in Advertising Photography
Named one of the 20 most influential photographers of all time by Photo District News, along with Richard Avedon and Irving Penn, among others


Albert Watson: Visions and Memories feat. Faces of Africa, Hamburg, Germany (solo)
Albert Watson: Visions, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany (solo)
Great Photographs: Scape, Hasted Kraeutler, New York, USA
The Expression of Identity, St. Moritz Art Masters, St. Moritz, Switzerland
Beauty Culture, Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, USA
Fashion: The Story of a Lifetime, Noorderlicht Gallery, The Netherlands
Femininity 0.1, Maison Particuliere Art Center, Brussels, Belgium
Albert Watson : Exposed, Acte2 Gallery, Paris, France (solo)
Albert Watson: Exposed, Acte2 Gallery, Paris, France (solo)
Albert Watson, Kahmann Gallery, The Netherlands (solo)
Albert Watson, Nordic Light International Festival of Photography, Kristiansund, Norway (solo)
Albert Watson, Swedish Museum of Photography, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
Fashion: Story of a Lifetime, The Empty Quarter, Dubai, UAE
Albert Watson, Hasted Kraeutler Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
The Best of Albert Watson, Photographers Limited Editions, Vienna, Austria (solo)
Albert Watson: Retrospektive, Flo Peters Gallery, Hamburg, Germany (solo)
UFO: Unified Fashion Objectives, Hartmann Gallery, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
UFO: Unified Fashion Objectives, Young Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, USA
The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Albert Watson, Tres Hombres Art, Halmstad, Sweden (solo)
Best of Albert Watson (A Retrospective), NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
Albert Watson, Camera Work, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Miss Beehayving: Albert Watson, Hamiltons Gallery, London, England (solo)
Contact: Albert Watson, Galería Hartmann, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
Blind Date, Photography Monika Mohr Galerie, Hamburg, Germany
Dreamwomen: Beauty in the 21st century, Haus de Photographie/Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Fashion: 9 decades of fashion photography, Camera Work, Berlin, Germany
Albert Watson: Frozen, FotoMuseum, Antwerpen, Belgium (solo)
Albert Watson: Retrospective, Acte2galerie, Paris, France (solo)
Albert Watson, Young Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
Individuals: 20 Portraits from the GAP Collection, National Portrait Gallery, London, England
L’Art Comme Univers, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia
A Few Portraits, 401 Projects, New York, USA (solo)
Albert Watson: Frozen, City Art Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
Albert Watson: Frozen - A Retrospective, Kunst Haus Wien, Vienna, Austria (solo)
Frozen: A Retrospective by Albert Watson, Rotonda di Via Besana, Milan, Italy (solo)
Albert Watson, Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock, Germany (solo)
2001 - 2002
Albert Watson: Mad Dog, Photography Monika Mohr Galerie, Hamburg, Germany (solo)


'Strip Search: Las Vegas,' PQ Blackwell. Auckland, New Zealand
'UFO: Unified Fashion Objectives,' PQ Blackwell/Harry N Abrams.
'Albert Watson: Frozen,' FotoMuseum. Antwerpen, Belgium.
'Albert Watson: 10 Photographs,' Young Gallery. Brussels, Belgium.
Watson, Albert, James Crump. 'Albert Watson,' Phaidon Press. New York and London.
'Albert Watson - Stern Fotografie,' Stern. Hamburg, Germany.
Watson, Albert, Michele Schons. 'Albert Watson,' Schirmer/Mosel. Munich, Germany.
Watson, Albert. 'Maroc,' Rizzoli. New York, New York.
Stecker, Raimund, ed. 'Mad Dog,' Schirmer/Mosel. Munich, Germany.
Watson, Albert, Jeff Koons, and Laurie Kratochvil; James Truman, intro. 'Cyclops,' Little, Brown. Boston, Massachusetts.