Douglas Kirkland is one of the best-known long-term photographers of our time and has worked for Look and Life magazines, where he photographed such icons as Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, and Marlene Dietrich. He has also worked on the sets of over 150 motion pictures, many of them iconic.His numerous awards include, a Lucie for Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment Photography, The Golden Eye of Russia, a Lifetime Achievement Award from CAPIC in Canada. In 2010 Luce Cinecitta and the American Cinamateque gave him the Cinema Italian Style Award and in February 2011, the American Society of Cinematographers ASC presented him with the prestigious President’s Award .
Douglas Kirkland’s fine arts photography has been exhibited all over the world. His exhibition of Freeze Frame is now in the permanent collection of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills from January. His work is also in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian, the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra Australia, the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Eastman House in Rochester and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles.
He is also a sought after lecturer. He is a member of Canon’s Explorers of Light and an associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers.
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.