For the second year, the SVA MPS Graduate Fashion Photography Artist in Residence program names an individual fashion photographer or director whose work contributes to the creative advancement of the medium and provides a framework for engagement with the graduate students. Erik Madigan Heck has received considerable recognition for his lush fashion photographs that reference the romantic history of theater, opera, dance and beauty, and the natural world as an extravagant display of deeply saturated color and light. As the recipient of the Artist in Residence award, Erik will work with the students throughout the school year as well as participating in a public conversation at SVA on his work.
Eric is a regular contributor to the New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Harper’s Bazaar UK, and a frequent video director for Nowness. He was awarded the Infinity Award from the ICP/International Center for Photography and received a gold medal from the Art Directors Club. He is represented by IMG+William Morris Endeavor.