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NEWS: 7th of JUNE 2018

 

Distinguished American Photographer, Mark Seliger’s Story Is That Of Genuine Hard Work

 

BY SARAH J. EDWARDS

New York City’s Chase Contemporary Galleries have just opened a show of photography works by the distinguished Mark Seliger. Hot on the heels of and selected from his latest book, ‘Mark Seliger Photographs’ which showcases his portfolio spanning 30 years.

 

Mark Seliger’s story is that of hard work. Beginning his career taking small assignments for Rolling Stone in 1897, he graduated to chief photographer in 1992 until 2001. During that time he shot over 125 covers and his subjects include some of the world’s most well recognised and influential people in some of their most seminal photographs.

 

His astonishing subject list continues to grow, just a tiny selection includes: Nirvana, Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama, Bill Murray, Kendrick Lamar to Jordan Peele, Danai Gurira, Gal Gadot, Donald Glover, Ansel Elgort, Chadwick Boseman, Sam Rockwell, Tom Petty, Janelle Monae, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Bob Dylan and Patti Smith.

 

Mark Seliger’s work has also appeared in ​Vanity Fair, ELLE, GQ, Vogue Italia​, ​The New Yorker, Purple​, and in museums and galleries worldwide.

 

Man Booker Prize winning novelist, Marlon James describes Mark Seliger and his creations as a “storyteller first, he ​defies the notion that a photograph is not supposed to move. Whether capturing a big star about to supernova, a living legend coming down to mortal size, or an unknown kid on Christopher Street finally finding himself by putting on a dress, Seliger ignites his images with kinetic energy and excitement — even when the subject is completely still.”

 

If you are in New York City, get an up close glimpse at how a photography icon photographs icons.

 

Open to the public to view and purchase: Now until 4th July; Monday – Sunday, 10am – 6pm

Chase Contemporary Galleries​, 521 W 23r​d​ Street (10th Avenue), New York City

 

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