Collier Schorr is an American photographer who is best known for her portraits of adolescent men and women, which often blend photographic realism with elements of fiction and youthful fantasy.
Collier Schorr was born in New York City in 1963 and attended the School of the Visual Arts, New York. After graduation she went on to build an impressive catalogue of exhibitions and extensive bibliography.
Her iconic images examine established ideas of gender, youth and identity referencing such diverse topics as Nazi ideals and wrestling.
Schorr has created thought-provoking fashion editorials for Ten, L'Uomo Vogue, Pop, V Man, and Numéro Homme, and refreshingly frank celebrity portraits for Interview, Spin, Details and V.
Schorr's photographs were exhibited in a 2006 retrospective at Badischer Kunstverein, Germany, and her Helga / Jens F. series was shown in 2007 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver.
In 2008 she received a Berlin Prize by the American Academy in Berlin.
Collier also had a retrospective at London based gallery Modern Art in 2010.