Photographer, filmmaker, father
The internationally renowned photographer, Nigel Barker opened his New York studio in 1996 and has never looked back. Barker is highly regarded for his 17 seasons as photographer and judge on the popular TV show, America’s Next Top Model, which airs in over 140 countries and has an audience of more than 100 million viewers each week. Barker also hosted Oxygen Network’s modeling competition series, The Face, that recently wrapped its second season, starring alongside Naomi Campbell. Barker’s presence in the fashion and entertainment industry has resulted in an array of exciting projects including the creation of his own show, The Shot on VH1. He also directs and produces films, documentaries and commercials for Hollywood clients to international charitable organizations. Most recently, Barker was awarded the “Film Heals” Award for Humanitarianism at the 6th Annual Manhattan Film Festival for Dreams Are Not Forgotten.
Using the power of photography and motion pictures he has been able to spread his humanitarian message to vast audiences. Resulting in films, PSA’s and traveling exhibitions for The Humane Society of the United States, The Humane Society International, The Make A Wish Foundation, The Do Something Organization, The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation and The Edeyo Foundation. Drawing upon his 20+ years of experience in the fashion and beauty industries, Barker authored The Beauty Equation with publishing house Abrams, prior to releasing his latest book, New York Times Best Seller, Models of Influence, with Harper Collins, February 2015. Nigel Barker currently lives in New York City with his wife Cristen and their two children Jack and Jasmine.