Albert Watson is one of the world's most successful and sought-after fashion and commercial photographers working today. Over the past thirty-five years his striking portraits have appeared on more than 250 covers of Vogue; he has produced photographs of many of the iconic figures of our time, including Kate Moss - whom he first photographed on a shoot in Marrakech on her 18th birthday - Naomi Campbell, Alfred Hitchcock, Jack Nicholson and that shot of Mick Jagger.
More than simply a straightforward fashion photographer, Watson's images are informed by his work as a graphic designer and have a filmic quality; his work is often said to defy any simple categorisation as he bends and weaves different genres together.
Watson was awarded The Royal Photographic Society's Centenary Medal - in recognition of his sustained and significant contribution to photography - on 9 September 2010.
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