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Matthew Rolston (1955 – ) an American artist, photographer, director and creative director. He is known for his signature lighting techniques and detailed approach to art direction and design and has been repeatedly identified throughout his career with the revival and modern expression of Hollywood glamour.

Rolston studied drawing and painting at the Chouinard Art Institute and Otis College of Art & Design, as well as the San Francisco Art Institute. He also studied illustration, photography, imaging and film at Art Centre College of Design in Pasadena, California, where in 2006, he received an Honorary Doctorate.

While still a student at Art Centre, Rolston was “discovered” by Andy Warhol,for Warhol’s celebrity focused Interview magazine, where he began a successful career in photography.

Soon afterwards, Rolston began shooting covers and editorial assignments for founding editor Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone, as well as for other publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Vanity Fair, W, GQ, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, O: The Oprah Magazine and The New York Times.

Along with Herb Ritts, Rolston was a member of an influential group of photographers, among them, Bruce Weber, Annie Leibovitz and Steven Meisel, to emerge from the 1980’s magazine scene.

Rolston’s career spans the areas of photography, film, creative direction, experiential design (including hospitality development), branding, product design, new media ventures, fine art and publishing.

As Rolston began to redefine the scope of his career, he expanded his practice into the fields of creative direction and branding, developing innovative projects in the area of experiential design, including hospitality projects, product design and new media ventures.

Rolston also conceives, writes and directs film projects, having directed over 100 music videos and 200 television commercials in his career.

Rolston has also created four photographic fine art projects that have led to a series of publications and exhibitions.

Bio Reference Attribution https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Rolston

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Elliott Erwitt (1928 -), French-born American photographer and filmmaker who is known for his uncanny ability to capture on film the humour and irony of everyday life.

Erwitt is the man behind some of the most oft-reproduced photographs. Many of them are so ubiquitous, appearing in advertisements and on posters, mugs, and postcards, that they often are no longer identified as his.

Such an image is a Provence, France, 1955, the image of a man, wearing a beret, riding his bicycle down the road ahead while perched on the back are two long baguettes and a child looking back at the photographer over his shoulder.

In the 21st century, Erwitt’s reputation has grown, and he has been recognized with numerous exhibitions, notably a large-scale retrospective in 2011, “Elliott Erwitt: Personal Best,” at the International Center for Photography (ICP), New York City. He also received the ICP Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2011.

Bio Reference Attribution https://www.britannica.com/biography/Elliott-Erwitt

Photo 1 Attribution © Alessio Jacona, Elliott Erwitt, (2014? / Cropped)

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Photo 2 Attribution © Elliott Erwitt, Provence, France, 1955

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Susan Meiselas (1948 – ), an American-born documentary photographer known for her photos of subjects tied to themes of history, politics, ethnography, art and storytelling. Meiselas’ works provide an alternate perspective.

Meiselas has a great understanding of the subjects in her photographs. She also possesses an acute awareness of the social issues around her and the individuals she photographs rather than just merely documenting them.

Susan Meiselas is a brilliant spark in the art world as she is a photographer, filmmaker, archivist, curator and teacher who captures pivotal cultural moments in the most raw and captivating of ways.

Photograph Attribution © Harvey Wang, Susan Meiselas, (Date Unstated)

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