100 top photographers

Cecil Beaton

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PhotoUtopia Intro: If you want to know how good Cecil Beaton is, simply hit the google image search button bellow. No other photographer brings up a more stylish set of images. Beaton was accomplished at stage & set design, theatre lighting, and for his costume design he won Academy Awards (Oscar’s 1958 + 1964). These skills combined with his flair behind the camera make Beaton one of the all time greats.

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Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton, CBE (14 January 1904 – 18 January 1980), was an English fashion and portrait photographer, diarist, interior designer and an Academy Award-winning stage and costume designer for films and the theatre. He was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1970.
He was a photographer for the British edition of Vogue in 1931 when George Hoyningen-Huene, photographer for the French Vogue traveled to England with his new friend Horst. Horst himself would begin to work for French Vogue in November of that year. The exchange and cross pollination of ideas between this collegial circle of artists across the Channel and the Atlantic gave rise to the look of style and sophistication for which the 1930s are known.

Beaton is best known for his fashion photographs and society portraits. He worked as a staff photographer for Vanity Fair and Vogue in addition to photographing celebrities in Hollywood.


Other site: National Portrait Gallery
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