Mark Seliger

Kurt Cobain, Kalamazoo, MI, 1993. Copyright © Mark Seliger. All Rights Reserved.

Mark Seliger is an editorial photographer who was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. He currently lives and works in New York City. Beginning as a freelance photographer for Rolling Stone in 1987, Seliger became its chief photographer in 1992. During his career with Rolling Stone, Seliger shot over 125 covers. 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.

His work figures prominently in the best-selling books Cobain, Rolling Stone: Images of Rock & Roll, and Crazy, Sexy, Cool. During the past two decades, Seliger has photographed many of the most important and talented stars of music and cinema, including portraits of John Lee Hooker, Brad Pitt, Lenny Kravitz, Tom Hanks, the Beastie Boys, Drew Barrymore, David Byrne, Mick Jagger, Joni Mitchell and many more.

Recent books of Seliger’s photography include Mark Seliger Photographs: Thirty Years of Image Making (Abrams, 2018), In My Stairwell (Rizzoli, 2005) and Physiognomy: The Mark Seliger Photographs (Bullfinch, 1999). 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.

In 1999, Govinda Gallery hosted Seliger’s exhibition, Physiognomy, which also celebrated the publication of his book Physiognomy: The Mark Seliger Photographs.  Govinda Gallery exhibited Seliger’s photographs again in 2005 following the publication of In My Stairwell.  Seliger’s photographs were featured in the Sound & Vision: Monumental Rock and Roll Photography traveling museum exhibition co-organized by Govinda Gallery with The Columbus Museum. Mark Seliger’s photographs are available through Govinda Gallery.

Exhibit Photo Gallery. Click on an image to launch slideshow.

In My Stairwell by Mark Seliger (Rizzoli, 2005).

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