Max Vadukul is a leading image maker best known for his portrait photography. He follows in the tradition of what he calls “art reportage” photography, which he describes as “taking reality and making it into art”. He has also had a lifelong affinity with grainy high contrast black and white, a foundation of much of his early work. He has long standing relationships with magazines such as The New Yorker, French Vogue, Italian Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue, and Rolling Stone. He shoots regularly for W Magazine, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Vogue China, and others.From 1996 to 2000 he was the New Yorker’s staff photographer, a title previously occupied by Richard Avedon. He photographed hundreds of subjects for the magazine, including Mother Theresa, Al Gore, Mick Jagger, Donald Trump, 40 Nobel laureates at once. In 1997 he photographed much of the magazine’s celebrated Indian Fiction issue. After the New Yorker, he became photo Editor-At-Large for Tina Brown’s Talk magazine. He established himself in the 1990’s with a large body of work for French Vogue – a large portion of which was created with his wife, the eminent fashion editor Nicoletta Santoro. They have collaborated often through the years. In the mid 1980s Max photographed several prestigious Yoji Yamamoto advertising campaigns, introducing many to his signature dynamic movement-filled black and white images for the first time.