John Malkovich

PhotographerJason Bell
PrizePortraiture / Personality
Entry Description

Portrait of actor John Malkovich

About Photographer

Jason was born in Camden, London, in 1969. He was given his first camera at the age of 5. He decided on a career as a portrait photographer whilst studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University, from which he graduated in 1989. His work has since appeared in many of the worldâs foremost publications including Vanity Fair and Vogue US & UK, featuring leading celebrities such as Scarlett Johansson, Johnny Depp, David Beckham, Nicole Kidman, John Malkovich, Kate Winslet and Daniel Craig. He has shot numerous film posters including Billy Elliot, About A Boy, Love Actually, Bridget Jones 2 and more recently Golden Compass and Inkheart. Many of Jasonâs photographs have been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery for their permanent collection. His work has received much critical acclaim and he has been the recipient of many awards including the Royal Photographic Societyâs Terence Donovan Award for an outstanding contribution to photography, the New York Photo Awardsâ Best Advertising Image and the Best British Black & White Photographer at the British Picture Editorsâ Awards. His Out 100 Portfolio was one of five finalists in the American society of Magazine Editors' 2010 National Magazine Awards, the magazine industry's highest honour. He has published three books of his work, the most recent being 'An Englishman in New York'. A selection of photographs from the book was exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Jason lives in New York and London.