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Neil Selkirk (born June 25, 1947) is an American photographer known for his portraiture.
Selkirk was born in London, England. He studied Photography at the London College of Printing, graduating in 1968 and Moved to New York City in 1970 to work as an assistant for photographer Hiro (photographer). The following year, he studied with photographer Diane Arbus in her master class. In 1973 he began photographing for Esquire Magazine, Andy Warhol’s Interview and the New York Times Magazine. During the 1980s he was involved in magazine start-ups that proved to be highly influential. He photographed with other magazines, including the covers and inside stories for the premier issues of Spy Magazine, Wired Magazine, Paper Magazine and Colors magazine.
His photographs are in major US museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. In 2005 he directed the Documentary film: Who is Marvin Israel, which premiered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He is the only person ever authorized to make posthumous prints of the work of Diane Arbus.
Neil Selkirk married Susan Spiller on August 28, 1976. They have two children: Alexander, born September 21, 1977 and Zane, born August 3, 1982.
- 1000 on 42nd Street (2000, ISBN 1-57687-045-6)
- Infra-Apparel (2003, ISBN 0-87099-676-2)
- See No Evil (2006, ISBN 1-59005-155-6)
- Lobbyists (2007, ISBN 1-59005-169-6)
- Discusses Neil and Diana's relationship with Hiro
- Short Bio on Neil's early career
- #7 & #8 are two of Neil's photos for premiere issues of Spy and Wired
- Neil's photo graced the premier issue of Wired. His photograph of the four founders of Wired can be seen here as well.
- Balenciaga, Cristobal (1895–1972): Evening dress (1973.20). One of his photos in the Met
- Neil Selkirk's prints displayed at MFAH
- Short bio of the film
- Met Museum Press Release
- Powerhouse Books
- Nazraeli Press
- This article shows many photos from Lobbyist and gives the authors thoughts.