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Mark Seliger is an editorial photographer who was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. He currently lives and works in New York City, and is under contract to Conde Nast Publications, where he has shot numerous covers for GQ and Vanity Fair. Beginning as a freelance photographer for Rolling Stone in 1987, Seliger became its chief photographer in 1993. During his career with Rolling Stone, US and Men’s Journal, Seliger shot more than a hundred covers and photographed countless feature stories.
His work figures prominently in the best-selling books Cobain, Rolling Stone: Images of Rock & Roll, and Crazy, Sexy, Cool. During the past two decades, Seliger has photographed many of the most important and talented stars of music and cinema, including portraits of John Lee Hooker, Brad Pitt, Lenny Kravitz, Tom Hanks, the Beastie Boys, Drew Barrymore, David Byrne, Mick Jagger, Joni Mitchell and many more.
Recent books of Seliger’s photography include In My Stairwell (Rizzoli, 2005); and Physiognomy: The Mark Seliger Photographs (Bullfinch, 1999).
In 1999, Govinda Gallery hosted Seliger’s exhibition, Physiognomy, which also celebrated the publication of his book Physiognomy: The Mark Seliger Photographs. Govinda Gallery exhibited Seliger’s photographs again in 2005 following the publication of In My Stairwell. Seliger’s photographs were featured in the Sound & Vision: Monumental Rock and Roll Photography traveling museum exhibition co-organized by Govinda Gallery with The Columbus Museum. Mark Seliger’s photographs are available through Govinda Gallery.
In My Stairwell by Mark Seliger (Rizzoli, 2005).