Arthur Elgort Biography, Age, Photography, Book, Vogue and Net Worth

Arthur Elgort Biography

Arthur Elgort is an American fashion photographer and is best known for his work with Vogue magazine.

Being raised in New York City, Arthur attended Stuyvesant High School and then Hunter College where he studied painting.

Arthur Elgort Age

Elgort was born on June 8, 1940, in New York City, U.S. He is 78 years old as of 2018.

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Arthur was born to Sophie (née Didimamoff) and Harry Elgort (April 10, 1908 – October 23, 1998), a restaurant owner, and is of Russian-Jewish heritage.

Arthur Elgort Photography

Elgort began his career working as a photo assistant to Gosta “Gus” Peterson.

Arthur Elgort Vogue

His 1971 debut in British Vogue created a sensation in the Fashion Photography world where his soon-to-be iconic “snapshot” style and the emphasis on movement and natural light liberated the idea of fashion photography. Elgort told Teen Vogue in September 2008 that he credited Mademoiselle for his big break: “They were really brave and gave me a chance. It was the first time I was shooting a cover instead of a half-page here or there.”

He also worked for such magazines as International and American Vogue, Glamour, GQ, Rolling Stone, and Teen Vogue, and also shot advertising campaigns with fashion labels as Chanel, Valentino, and Yves Saint Laurent. Arthur still works for fashion publications, as well as working on his most recent 2009 advertising campaigns with Via Spiga and Liz Claiborne with Isaac Mizrahi. Arthur’s work is exhibited in the permanent collections of the International Center of Photography in New York, in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and also in the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas.

Elgort won the CFDA Board of Directors’ Award in 2011.

Arthur Elgort Book

  • Ballet-2019
  • The Big Picture – 2014
  • Camera Ready: How to Shoot Your Kids – 1997
  • Models Manual – 1993
  • Seven in New York : Sacha, Uli Rose, Denis Piel, Pierre Houles, Arthur Elgort, Chatelain Alex, Patrick Demarchelier – 1981
  • Arthur Elgort – 2015

Models Manual Arthur Elgort

Highly visual, super-model studded photography book of life in front of the camera and behind the scenes. Packed with commentary from Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, etc.

Arthur Elgort Camera Ready

In an amusing, playful tone, with charming candid examples of this own children, photographer Elgort provides a plethora of wonderful advice on getting the best photographs of children. Offering strategic hints on how to keep a subject’s attention and setting up shots, Elgort also gives practical advice on storing film, keeping track of negatives and prints, types of cameras, and more. 250+ photos and illustrations.

Arthur Elgort The Big Picture

This is Elgort’s (born 1940) first comprehensive book, showing his world-renowned fashion imagery alongside his personal work. The Big Picture spans Elgort’s five-decade career and illustrates his longevity as an emulated fashion photographer. His lively and casual shooting style is significantly influenced by his lifelong love of music and dance, particularly jazz and ballet. Elgort’s 1971 debut in British Vogue created a sensation in the fashion world where his soon-to-be iconic snapshot style and emphasis on movement and natural light transgressed norms of fashion photography.

Arthur Elgort Net Worth

His net worth is not yet revealed.