Jock Sturges biography
Trained in perceptual psychology and photography, Jock Sturges worked in a variety of positions before turning fulltime, in 1972, to fine art photography. In the intervening three decades, he has created a body of work admired as much for its technical mastery as for its nuanced and empathetic portrayals, primarily of girls, young women, and mothers and daughters. His preferred large-format images - inspired by classical periods in both photography and painting - evoke the close artist-subject relationship so crucial to the finest portraiture. Shot primarily on the beaches and communes of the America's East and West Coasts, France, and Ireland, they testify to the enduring skill and sympathy which have made him one of our leading photographic masters.
Sturges is represented by 25 galleries in eight countries. Internationally exhibited, his work included in the collections of - among others - The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), The Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Biblioth¸que Nationale (Paris), and the Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art; and is the subject of several monographs and catalogues