Ryan Pfluger is an award-winning photographer and visual artist based in Los Angeles. He has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Rolling Stone. His work has been exhibited in galleries around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Pfluger was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He attended the Academy of Art University where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career as a professional photographer.
Pfluger's work focuses on portraiture and fashion photography. He has photographed celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, and Justin Bieber for magazines and campaigns. His work has also been featured in advertising campaigns for brands such as Nike, Adidas, and Apple Music.
In addition to his commercial work, Pfluger is also known for his fine art photography which often explores themes of identity and sexuality. His photographs have been exhibited at galleries around the world including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Pfluger's work has earned him numerous awards including a Lucie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Portraiture (2015) and a PDN 30 Award (2016). He was also named one of PDN's 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch (2017).