Albert Watson

Photographer, Author

1942 –

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Who is Albert Watson?

Albert Watson is a Scottish photographer well known for his fashion, celebrity and art photography, and whose work is featured in galleries and museums worldwide. He has shot over 200 covers of Vogue around the world and 40 covers of Rolling Stone magazine since the mid-1970s. Photo District News named Watson one of the 20 most influential photographers of all time, along with Richard Avedon and Irving Penn, among others. Watson has won numerous honors, including a Lucie Award, a Grammy Award, the Hasselblad Masters Award and three ANDY Awards,. He was awarded The Royal Photographic Society's Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship in recognition of a sustained, significant contribution to the art of photography in 2010.

He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, the son of a physical education teacher and a boxer. He grew up in Penicuik, Midlothian, and attended the Rudolf Steiner School in Edinburgh and Lasswade High School, followed study at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee and the Royal College of Art in London.

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Born
1942
Edinburgh
Ethnicity
  • Scottish people
Nationality
  • Scotland
Profession
Education
  • Royal College of Art
  • Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design
  • University of Dundee
  • PhD
Lived in
  • Edinburgh

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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