ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

How Photographer Mark Seliger and Red Carpet Advocacy Are Paying it Forward During COVID

Brad Pitt, Humboldt, CA, August, 2014. © Mark Seliger

Editor’s Note: Mark Seliger is an ASMP Professional Member.

Cross-posted from Vanity Fair
[by Sarah Shoen, Photographs by Mark Seliger]

In a world stripped of red carpets, awards shows, and photo shoots, photographers are stuck at home like everyone else—and looking for a way to give back during the pandemic. What better way to do that than auctioning off iconic celebrity portraits? Enter RADArt4AID.

Photographer Mark Seliger, whose work includes an annual portrait studio at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, and RAD (Red Carpet Advocacy) are teaming up with Christie’s auction house for a joint fundraising and advocacy campaign, beginning May 28 and running through June 12. More than 20 of Seliger’s most iconic portraits will be up for grabs, including archival images of Kurt Cobain, Tom Hanks, Jennifer Aniston, Leonardo DiCaprio, Julia-Louis Dreyfus, and more.

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