Icons by Mark Seliger

Icons by Mark Seliger

Mark Seliger was born in Amarillo Texas in 1959, where he lived with his parents, Maurice and Carol Lee, and his two older brothers and younger sister, until 1964, when they moved to Houston. He attended Houston’s High School for Performing & Visual Arts and, from there, went on to attend East Texas State University, where his education began in earnest, as he studied the history of documentary photography. He moved to New York City in 1984.

In 1987, he began shooting for Rolling Stone. He was signed as their chief photographer in 1992. During his time at Rolling Stone, Seliger shot over 125 covers and began a long term collaborative relationship with Design Director, Fred Woodward, which continued into their work with GQ. They have co-directed numerous music videos for artists such as Hole, Lenny Kravitz, Gillian Welch and Elvis Costello.

In 2001, Seliger moved from Rolling Stone to Condé Nast. He shoots frequently for Vanity Fair, Elle, GQ, Italian Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and German Vogue.

In 2011, he founded a non-profit exhibition space for photography called 401 Projects, which has featured shows for James Nachtwey, Eugene Richards, Albert Watson, Platon, among others. He also hosts the Emmy-nominated show “Capture” on You Tube’s Reserve Channel, which focuses on candid conversations between established photographers such as Platon, Mary Ellen Mark, Martin Schoeller, Bob Gruen, etc and celebrities who are interested in photography (Dylan McDermott, Helena Christensen, Judd Apatow).

Seliger continues his love of the darkroom by using the platinum palladium process to create large-scale, 30”x40” prints, and his photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries.

In 2017, Seliger’s work became a part of the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

 

ARTWORK

Mark Seliger Eminem
Eminem, Manchester, TN, 2011 by Mark Seliger
Eminem, Manchester, TN, 2011 by Mark Seliger
2011
Mark Seliger A Tribe Called Quest
A Tribe Called Quest, New York, NY, 1994 by Mark Seliger
A Tribe Called Quest, New York, NY, 1994 by Mark Seliger
1994
Mark Seliger Mos Def and The Last Poets
Mos Def and Last Poets, Brooklyn, NY, 2005 by Mark Seliger
Mos Def and Last Poets, Brooklyn, NY, 2005 by Mark Seliger
2005
Mark Seliger Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams, Miami, FL, 2013 by Mark Seliger
Pharrell Williams, Miami, FL, 2013 by Mark Seliger
2013
Mark Seliger Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney, New York, NY, 2001 by Mark Seliger
Paul McCartney, New York, NY, 2001 by Mark Seliger
2001
Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Los Angeles, 1993, Mark Seliger
Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Los Angeles, 1993 by Mark Seliger
Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Los Angeles, 1993 by Mark Seliger
1993
Sean Combs, Jay-Z, New York, NY, 2001 by Mark Seliger
Sean Combs, Jay-Z, New York, NY, 2001 by Mark Seliger
Sean Combs, Jay-Z, New York, NY, 2001 by Mark Seliger
2001
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Keith Richards by Mark Seliger
Keith Richards by Mark Seliger
2009
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Jay-Z by Mark Seliger
Jay-Z by Mark Seliger
2009
Jay-Z, New York, NY, 2001, Mark Seliger
Jay-Z, New York, NY, 2001 by Mark Seliger
Jay-Z, New York, NY, 2001 by Mark Seliger
2001
Patti Smith, New York, NY, 2007 by Mark Seliger
Patti Smith, New York, NY, 2007 by Mark Seliger
2007
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Valentino by Mark Seliger
Valentino by Mark Seliger
2009
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Britney Spears by Mark Seliger
Britney Spears by Mark Seliger
2001
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Gisele Headdress by Mark Seliger
Gisele Headdress by Mark Seliger
2000
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Britney Flag by Mark Seliger
Britney Flag by Mark Seliger
2001
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Drew in Wonderland by Mark Seliger
Drew in Wonderland by Mark Seliger
2000
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Jessica Alba by Mark Seliger
Jessica Alba by Mark Seliger
2005
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Gisele Cowgirl by Mark Seliger
Gisele Cowgirl by Mark Seliger
2000