Jonathan Becker: <br>30 Years at Vanity Fair

Jonathan Becker:
30 Years at Vanity Fair

BY Jonathan Becker (Photographs) and Graydon Carter (Introduction)

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Photographer Jonathan Becker began contributing to Vanity Fair following a successful solo exhibition in 1981. His portraits featured largely in the prototype for the magazine’s relaunch in 1982. Becker’s specialty in portraits, photographed mostly on location, soon became a Vanity Fair staple: Robert Mapplethorpe, Jack Kevorkian, Jocelyn Wildenstein, and Martha Graham, as well as countless socialites, artists, and heads of state. Assignments for the magazine have dispatched Becker far and wide—from the Amazonian jungle, for first-encounter photographs of members of the Yanomami tribe, to Buckingham Palace, for the first photographs showing the Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles together. Over three decades with Vanity Fair, Jonathan Becker has photographed some of the most fascinating characters from the rarefied worlds of art, literature, politics, pop culture, and society, capturing the personality and individuality of his celebrity subjects often unseen through other lenses.

Photographs by Jonathan Becker
ISBN: 9781614280798
10.5 x 13.3 in – 26.4 x 33.4 cm
352 pages | 450 illustrations

About the Author
Jonathan Becker grew up in New York and lived in Paris in the 1970s, mentored by the legendary photographer Brassaï.
He began his career at Interview, and honed his journalistic portrait photography working with Slim Aarons and Frank Zachary at Town & Country in the 1980s. His photographs became a staple at Vanity Fair after its relaunch in 1982, and he has been contributing photographer for the magazine since 1990. Becker has also contributed his portraits extensively at Vogue, The New Yorker, and many major magazines. His other books for Assouline are Bright Young Things New York (2002) and Bright Young Things London (2002).


Jonathan Becker on "30 Years at Vanity Fair", CBS News, December 14, 2012

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, November 15, 2012

FD Luxe –"The Fine Print: FD Luxe’s Christina Geyer Picks the Style Books of the Summer", July 29th, 2013
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Glamour France –"Collector", April, 2013
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Madame Figaro.Fr– "30 ans avec Vanity Fair", February 12 , 2013
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Martha Stewart Home Design – “On my Bookshelf: Jonathan Becker”, February 8 , 2013
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Time Out NY – “Graydon Carter and Jonathan Becker: 30 Years at Vanity Fair”, February 6 , 2013
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The Sunday Times Magazine, Spectrum –January, 2013
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The Sunday Times Magazine: January 20, 2013
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Vanity Fair: Frame Work, February 2013
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The Sunday Times–“Jonathan Becker: 30 Years at Vanity Fair”, January, 2013
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1st Dibs–“Over Three Decades”, January, 2013
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Vanity Fair: The Best of Becker, December 2012
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Paris Match, December 2012
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Le Journal de la photographie – “Jonathan Becker Talks to Elizabeth Avedon”, December 27, 2012
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WWD – Becker Up, November 2012
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WWD – Through the Lens with Jonathan Becker, November 20, 2012
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Vanity Fair – The Best of Becker, November 23, 2012
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