Martin SchoellerPhotographer Val d’Isère 2017
Martin Schoeller, the German photographer who gained fame with his “Close ups”, the closely cropped portraits that earned him his reputation, started his career as assistant for Annie Leibovitz. Afterwards, Martin made himself known through his work for The New Yorker, National Geographic, TIME, and others. Yet, Martin’s lens acts as an equalizer, since he addresses all the subjects in the same manner, from the powerful to the destitute, from Barack Obama and Paris Hilton to the Los Angeles homeless. Inspiring a true discourse on power, using images instead of words.