Arthur Elgort


Birthday June 8, 1940

Birth Sign Gemini

Birthplace New York City, NY

Age 83 years old

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Best known for his 1970s work for the British edition of Vogue magazine, this fashion photographer created a unique, "snapshot"-like style that was emulated for decades by others in his field.

Before Fame

After training as a painter at Hunter College, he began his career in photography by working for photographer Gus Peterson.


His work was displayed permanently at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and at the Houston, Texas Museum of Fine Arts.

Family Life

He was born in New York City to parents of Russian-Jewish descent. He married theater director, producer, and choreographer Grethe Barrett Holby; they subsequently raised three children.

Associated With

His son Ansel Elgort became a successful film actor and his daughterSophie Elgort became a fashion photographer.