Albert Watson, will be the recipient of the prestigious
FOTOmentor Award during FOTOfusion 2017
Albert Watson by Gloria Rodriguez
© Albert Watson, "Hitchcock"
© Albert Watson "Kate Moss"
© Albert Watson, "Teacup"
Each year, the PBPC Awards Committee selects a photographer to receive the FOTOmentor Award in honor of his/her lifetime achievements in the world of photography. The award is presented along with other prestigious awards at the Annual FOTOFusion Awards Dinner.
ALBERT WATSON, who will receive the prestigious FOTOmentor Award during FOTOfusion 2017, has made his mark as one of the world’s most successful and prolific photographers blending art, fashion and commercial photography into stunning images that are extraordinary. Named one of the 20 most influential photographers of all time by industry bible, Photo District News, among his numerous honors is an Order of the British Empire (OBE) granted by Queen Elizabeth II, and the Centenary Medal of the Royal Photographic Society, both for his lifetime achievements and contributions to photography, and Grammy, ANDY, Lucie and Hasselblad Master Awards. His distinctive images and iconic celebrity portraits have been featured in countless international publications, including 100 Vogue covers, in galleries and museums worldwide, in advertising campaigns for major corporations, and many movie posters, while he has directed over 100 TV commercials and published five books. Watson’s unique visual language and single minded commitment to perfection have made him a world renowned photographic master.
See more of Albert's images at: http://www.albertwatson.net
About the FOTOmentor Award:
Each year, the PBPC Awards Committee selects a photographer to receive the FOTOmentor Award in honor of his/her lifetime achievements in the world of photography. Previous recipients include distinguished photographers:
The museum exhibit will open some time in January 2017.