Jonathan Becker grew up in New York and lived in Paris in the ‘70s, mentored by Brassaï. As New York exhibitions of Becker’s work were well received, he began his career in journalistic portrait photography in the 80’s while working with Slim Aarons and Frank Zachary at Town & Country magazine, then in its heyday. In 1982, three of Becker’s stories were prominently featured in the prototype of Vanity Fair magazine’s re-launch; eventually, his photographs became a staple at Vanity Fair where he contracted as a Contributing Photographer in 1990 and continues to contribute under Graydon Carter’s editorship. Becker has also contributed his portraits principally at Vogue and at The New Yorker amongst major magazines. Five books of Becker’s work have been published: three focused on society, one on art, and a collective book of 350 pages entitled Jonathan Becker: 30 Years at Vanity Fair has now been published by Assouline. One recent retrospective of Becker’s work exhibited at The Savannah College of Art and Design, curated and with a catalogue by André Leon Talley; another, curated by Mark Holborn, showed at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid.
The Savannah College of Art and Design recently exhibited a retrospective of Becker’s work, curated and with a catalogue by André Leon Talley; another retrospective, curated by Mark Holborn, showed last year at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid.

  •  HRH Prince of Wales,
  •  Edward Richard Lambton, Vanity
  •  Carolina Herrera, Vogue Espana,
  •  The Duchess of Alba,
  •  Ai Weiwei, Vanity Fair
  •  Nancy Reagan, Vanity Fair

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  •  HRH Prince of Wales,
  •  Edward Richard Lambton, Vanity
  •  Carolina Herrera, Vogue Espana,
  •  The Duchess of Alba,
  •  Ai Weiwei, Vanity Fair
  •  Nancy Reagan, Vanity Fair