Ben Hassett is an English photographer based in New York City. He trained as an art and landscape photographer but early in his career transitioned to fashion and beauty photography. After relocating to Paris from London, he began to fine-tune his technique, experimenting with shadow and light—color and form—to create the visceral, highly polished beauty images that are the hallmark of his work today.
Hassett is a regular contributor to Vogue magazines worldwide, and also contributes to Vanity Fair, W magazine, and The New York Times. Clients include Omega, Dior, L’Oreal, Wella, Givenchy, Clarins and Rimmel. He directed a television commercial for Chanel in 2008.
In his Iris Nights lecture, Hassett will discuss his creative impulses and process, and what it means to be a working commercial photographer today.
The Iris Nights lecture series, is a public program offered free of charge, by online reservation on a first-come, first-served basis. The series brings to life the most current exhibit with presentations by exhibit featured photographers and other notable experts and guest artists, and takes place from 6:30-8pm Thursday evenings at the Annenberg Space for Photography Skylight Studios, located directly across the park from the Photography Space.
Online registration for this event opens Wednesday, August 21 at 12pm PST and Thursday, August 22 at 9:30am PST