Jessica Craig-Martin | the artist




The artist Jessica Craig-Martin
Born 1963, Hanover, USA.
Lives and works in New York.

Style and technique of the artist: Photography,


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jessica craig-martin
Craig-Martin’s work reveals the gap between the set-up shots printed in “society pages” and the reality behind the camera. As a photographer for American Vogue and Vanity Fair, she has access to a rarefied world that, as seen through her lens, is perhaps as full of folly and bad manners as a high school cafeteria…

jessica craig-martin
As a photographer who has worked for Vogue, Vanity Fair, W and the New Yorker, among others, Craig-Martin has had ready access to the glitz and glamour of well-heeled society. Cropped and obliquely angled, Craig-Martin’s photographs rarely allow for the identification of her subject’s faces, thus subverting the concept of society page party pictures, and instead points towards the baubles, plumage and the telling details that offer commentary on society’s obsession with surface…

jessica craig-martin
Craig-Martin’s work reveals the gap between the set-up shots printed in “society pages” and the reality behind the camera. As a photographer for American Vogue and Vanity Fair, she has access to a rarefied world that, as seen through her lens, is perhaps as full of folly and bad manners as a high school cafeteria.
While closely observing the lives of VIPs has become a favorite national pastime and voyeurism almost an obsession, these images juxtapose familiarity with suspicious ambiguity. Unlike traditional event photographers, Craig-Martin uses her camera surreptitiously, breaking down myths of wealth and beauty that propel fashion photography and sustain the beauty industry…



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