The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to present Mark Seliger, Photographs, a selection of works drawn from a vibrant and enduring career of more than thirty years-worth of material. Our exhibition features Seliger’s best-known portraiture alongside cornerstones of his landscape and creative work.
Mark Seliger’s indelible photography has dominated magazine covers, feature articles, and advertising campaigns for decades. With signature compositions and a storyteller’s eye for photography, Seliger has constructed a distinctive body of work, featuring unforgettable portraits of the world’s leading personalities in music, fashion, politics, business and entertainment. Notable portraits include Johnny Cash, Kurt Cobain, Barrack Obama, Cindy Sherman, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Laurie Anderson, Muhammad Ali, Amy Schumer, and The Dalai Lama.
Mark Seliger began working for Rolling Stone in 1987 and served as chief photographer from 1992 to 2001. Since moving to Condé Nast in 2001, his work can be seen regularly in Vanity Fair, GQ, Elle, and German and Italian Vogue. In 2011, Mark Seliger co-founded a non-profit exhibition space for photography with Brent Langton called 401 Projects, which has featured shows of James Nachtwey, Eugene Richards, Albert Watson, Platon, among others.
Seliger has published a number of books including On Christopher Street: Transgender Stories (Rizzoli, 2016), Listen (Rizzoli, 2010), Mark Seliger: The Music Book (teNeues, 2008), In My Stairwell (Rizzoli, 2005), Lenny Kravitz (Arena, 2001) Physiognomy (Bulfinch Press, 1999) and When they Came to Take My Father: Voices from the Holocaust (Arcade, 1996).
Seliger is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Alfred Eisenstadt Award, Lucie Award, the Clio Grand Prix, the Cannes Lions Grand Prix, and the American Society of Magazine Editors’ Award. In 2017 Seliger’s work became part of the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Mark Seliger lives in New York City.