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.
Three of his stories were prominently featured in the prototype of Vanity Fair magazine’s re-launch in 1982; eventually, Becker’s photographs became a staple at Vanity Fair where he contracted as a Contributing Photographer in 1990; he remains so today. Becker has also contributed his portraits extensively at Vogue, The New Yorker amongst other major magazines. Three books of his work have been published: two focused on society and one on art.
A new, collective book of 350 pages entitled Jonathan Becker: 30 Years at Vanity Fair has now been published by Assouline.