UNEASY with Chris Buck

ASMP New England and AIGA Boston are excited to bring award-winning editorial and advertising photographer Chris Buck to Boston.

For three decades Chris Buck has been carving out a unique space in the world of celebrity portraiture, capturing its ineffability – its danger, its oddness, and its warped sense of reality. Come hear Buck tell the story behind his latest book Uneasy: Portraits 1986-2016, and his surprising career. He has great stories to tell, and he doesn't hold back.

Uneasy is the culmination of 30 years of portraiture, constructing a road map of contemporary culture. Featuring many of the most recognizable names today: Barack Obama, George Clooney, Joaquin Phoenix, Lena Dunham, Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Louis C.K., Judd Apatow, Philip Seymour Hoffman, William Shatner, Aziz Ansari, Kristen Stewart, Jay Z, Cindy Sherman, Jimmy Fallon and Donald Trump.

The Lowell Commuter Rail line stops right in town at Winchester Center. Train #331 arrives in Winchester at 5:28PM and Train #335 arrives in Winchester at 6:08PM. Train #342 departs for North Station at 9:13PM (for this train they must see you on the platform to stop).

There is lots of free parking on Shore Road.

6:00-7:00pm - Networking (food provided)
7:00-8:00pm - Presentations
8:00-8:30pm - Q&A and book signing

AIGA / ASMP Member: $12
AIGA Student Member: $12
Non-Member: $25
Student Non-Member (ID Required): $15


Chris Buck was born in Toronto in July of 1964. His father worked for Kodak, so he went into the family business and became a photographer. Chris moved to New York in 1990 and established himself as a sought-after editorial and advertising photographer; his clients include Google, SAP, Old Spice, Dodge, GQ, The New Yorker and The Guardian Weekend.

Buck has won multiple awards, including being the first recipient of the Arnold Newman Portrait Prize in 2007. His first book, Presence: The Invisible Portrait (2012) was a collection of celebrity photos in which the famous sitters are present, but not visible. Kathy Ryan, Photo Director for The New York Times Magazine, called it a “crazy subversive book.” His 30-year retrospective, Uneasy: Chris Buck Portraits 1986-2016, is set for release February 2017.

His other series work includes Chris Buck’s Chris Buck (portraits of other people sharing his full name), Gentlemen’s Club (portraits of exotic dancer’s boyfriends), and Likeness (pictures of a 10 inch 3-D photograph of himself).

He spends much of his free time with his wife Michelle and daughter Olive. He takes his martinis dry, with a twist.


Graphic by: Michael Coleman, Photography by: Chris Buck

When & Where
Wed, Jun 21, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
Griffin Museum of Photography
67 Shore Road
Winchester, MA 01890