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Arthur Elgort

Known for
Fashion photography


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June 8, 1940 (age 83) (
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

CFDA Board of Directors Award 2011Sundance Film Festival 1994 - Best Cinematography

Arthur Elgort official website

Ansel Elgort, Warren Elgort, Sophie Elgort

Harry Elgort, Sophie Elgort

Colorado Cowboy: The Bruce Ford Story, Texas Tenor: The Illinois Jacquet Story, Dexter on Vacation

Arthur Elgort's Models Manual, Camera Crazy, Model's manual

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Ansel Elgort, Grethe Barrett Holby, Warren Elgort, Paula Heredia

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Arthur Elgort (born June 8, 1940) is an American fashion photographer best known for his work with Vogue magazine.


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Life and career

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Elgort was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Sophie (née Didimamoff) and Harry Elgort, a restaurant owner. He is of Russian-Jewish heritage. Raised in New York City, he attended Stuyvesant High School and Hunter College, where he studied painting.

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He lives in New York City with his wife, Grethe Barrett Holby, who is a producer, stage director, choreographer, and dramaturge, and three children, including actor Ansel Elgort.

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Elgort began his career working as a photo assistant to Gosta "Gus" Peterson. Elgort's 1971 debut in British Vogue created a sensation in the Fashion Photography world where his soon-to-be iconic "snapshot" style and emphasis on movement and natural light liberated the idea of fashion photography. In September 2008, he told Teen Vogue that he credited Mademoiselle for his big break: "They were really brave and gave me a chance. It was the first time I was shooting a cover instead of a half-page here or there."

He worked for such magazines as International and American Vogue, Glamour, GQ, Rolling Stone, and Teen Vogue, and shooting advertising campaigns with fashion labels as Chanel, Valentino, and Yves Saint Laurent. He still works for fashion publications, as well as working on his most recent 2009 advertising campaigns with Via Spiga and Liz Claiborne with Isaac Mizrahi. His work is exhibited in the permanent collections of the International Center of Photography in New York, in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and in the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas.

In 2011, Elgort won the CFDA Board of Directors' Award.


  • Personal Fashion Picture. 1983. p. 109. OCLC 17282579. 
  • Arthur Elgort's models manual. Grand Street Press. c. 1993. p. 384. ISBN 0963923609.  Photographs of several super models like Christy Turlington, Paulina Porizkova, and Linda Evangelista
  • Camera Ready: how to shoot your kids. St Martins Press. 1997. p. 208. ISBN 0789301032. 
  • Camera Crazy. Steidl. 2004. ISBN 3865210279. 
  • Films

    Elgort made several films, including Colorado Cowboy that follows legendary cowboy, Bruce Ford, and which won the award for Best Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival in 1994.

  • Texas Tenor: The Illinois Jacquet Story
  • Colorado Cowboy: The Bruce Ford Story: Winner Best Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival 1994
  • Exhibits

  • "Arthur Elgort 1970-2010", Staley Wise Gallery
  • References

    Arthur Elgort Wikipedia

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