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Born in North Carolina

Childers attended UCLA Film School where he began his photography career studying with Robert Heineken and Edmund Teske. A founding photographer for Andy Warhol's Interview and After Dark magazines, he has photographed over 200 magazine covers including GQ, New York, Esquire, Elle, Paris Match, Life, London Sunday Times Magazine, and both English and Italian Vogue. He lives in California.

His long photographic career has encompassed work with iconic Hollywood figures, erotic nudes, portraits, and architectural and interior design. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the U.S.

Childers' work can be found in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Marion Museum of Photographic Studies in Santa Fe, the University of California Riverside photographic collections, the Palm Springs Desert Museum photographic collection, the Lincoln Center Library of Performing Arts in New York, and the Laguna Art Museum.

Want to read more about Michael Childers? Check out this exclusive In Studio With where we ask the artist about being an extrovert, photographing celebrities, and advice for young photographers.

Sarah and the Merman, 5/20, toned silver gelatin print, 20 x 24, MC 1012


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