Born 1957, Stuttgart, Germany; lives in Paris, France
Andre Rau is widely acknowledged as one of the most creative fashion and beauty photographers in the world. His stunning imagery covers a variety of subject matters, but Rau is particularly well known for his insightful and powerful portraits of celebrities. Sophia Loren and Martin Scorsese, Lenny Kravitz and Jennifer Lopez, Catherine Deneuve and Yves Saint Laurent, Claudia Schiffer and Dennis Hopper, Kate Moss and Evander Holyfield are just a few icons of film, music, fashion, and sports whose portraits by Rau are admired by international collectors, curators, and critics. Rau has shot many memorable covers for the leading fashion magazines as well as for album covers. He has also served as the official Cannes Film Festival photographer for several years.
Andre Rau’s work is regularly exhibited throughout the world, and his photographs are in the collection of the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin, the Centre National de la Photographie in France, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Museum of Applied Art in Cologne, Germany, the Miramax Film Corporation in New York, and other important museums.