Douglas Kirkland started his career at Look and Life Magazines in the 60’s and 70’s “golden age” of photojournalism. He has worked on the set of over 100 motion pictures (“Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid”, “2001, A Space Odyssey”, “Out of Africa”, “Titanic” “Moulin Rouge” and “Australia”) and his iconic images of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Jack Nicholson, Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas, among others are known all over the world. Some of his books include “Light Years”, “Legends”, “Body Stories”, “An Evening With Marilyn”, the best selling” James Cameron’s Titanic”, “Freeze Frame” a decade by decade look behind the scenes from 50 years photographing the entertainment industry and “Coco Chanel, Three Weeks” published in the Fall of 2008. He has received numerous awards among which a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American S.O.C, a Lucie for Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment Photography in 2003, The Golden Eye of Russia in April 2006 and a Life Time Achievement Award from CAPIC in his native Toronto Canada in May 2006. In October 2007, Douglas received an Honorary Master of Fine Arts Degree from Brooks Institute for his deep commitment and dedication to his profession. Among his current book projects are a Black & White volume “When We Were Young, “Face to Face” a book of portraits and “Women in my Life”. “Michael Jackson, the Thriller Files” will be published in the Fall of 2010.
His work has been exhibited worldwide and his exhibition Freeze Frame at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is now in their permanent collection. In September of 2008, Vanity Fair Italy organized a major retrospective of his work at the prestigious Museum of the Triennale in Milan. When he is not traveling the globe on assignment with his wife and business partner Francoise, his home and studio is in the Hollywood Hills.