Monday, July 03, 2006

Michael Dwek

Michael Dwek
Michael Dwek
Michael Dwek

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Michael Dweck was given his first Kodak camera by his parents at the age of seven. Having studied fine arts at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, Dweck began his career in advertising. He went on to become a highly regarded Creative Director who received over 40 international awards, including the coveted Gold Lion at the Cannes International Festival. Two of his long-form television pieces are part of the permanent film collection of The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Drawing inspiration from his teenage years spent by the beach on Long Island, Dweck set out to photographically capture the vanishing surf culture of Montauk, a sleepy fishing village that in the 1970s became a haven for East Coast surfers.
Michael Dweck’s internationally acclaimed first book, titled The End:Montauk, N.Y. (Harry N. Abrams, 2004), is the photographic chronicle and nostalgic tribute to that hedonistic surf community. “The ultimate homage to the sun-kissed surfing life. Sensuous, seductive and unbearably sexy in its effect,” in the words of The New York Times. His second book is due out in December 2007.
Dweck’s timeless images have appeared in Vanity Fair, French Vogue, Esquire, Oyster, Black & White, and many other publications. In addition, his photographs were showcased in a solo exhibition at Sotheby’s in New York, and internationally at Paris Photo, France and Aoyama Tokyo, Japan. Michael Dweck lives in New York City.



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