Jessica Craig-Martin was born in Hanover, New Hampshire and lives and works in New York City. As a photographer who has worked for Vogue and Vanity Fair, among others, Craig-Martin has had ready access to the glitz and glamour of well-heeled society. Cropped and obliquely angled, Craig-Martin’s photographs rarely allow for the identification of her subject’s faces, thus subverting the concept of society page party pictures, and instead points towards the baubles, plumage and the telling details which offer commentary on society’s obsession with surface.
CRAIG-MARTIN’s reportage and fashion stories have featured in Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, BIG, Self Service, Index, i-D, Harper’s Bazaar, Paper and various international Vogues.
Commercially, her clients include Kate Spade, Saks Fifth Avenue, Aldo, Hogan, Piaget, Remy Martin, Schweppes, Ian Schrager Group, HP, Microsoft, Target and H&M.
Exhibitions include solo shows at PS1/MOMA (New York), Colette (Paris), Fiction Inc. (Tokyo), Dorothee de Pauw Gallery (Brussels), Galleria Maze (Turin), The Fringe Club (Hong Kong) and Maureen Paley Interim Art (London). She has also contributed to group shows such as I am a Camera / The Saatchi Collection (London), Sentimental Education / Deitch Projects (New York), Superpredators / CRP (New York), Innuendo / Dee Glasoe (New York) and From Studio 54 to Cannes 2000 / Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren Fine Art (New York).