Ethan James Green’s distinctive eye for the personal and essential beauty of his subjects has made him one of the most compelling photographers working today.
The Michigan born, New York based photographer blends the frankness of his native midwest with the breadth and brilliance of his adopted city resulting in portraits of astonishing intimacy that capture and amplify the essence of his subjects. Working in themes such as contemporary identity, sexuality, and style, he has built a body of work singular in its depth and point of view.
Green’s first book, Young New York (2019, Aperture), is a collection of portraits taken of friends and collaborators in the parks of downtown New York that chronicles the scope of queer identity of the past decade. His second, Bombshell (2023, Baron), is a study of feminine performance, erotic costume, and beauty in collaboration with hair stylists Lucas Wilson, Jimmy Paul, and Sonny Molina.
His work has appeared in such publications as Aperture, Arena Homme +, Dazed, Foam Magazine, i-D, L’Uomo Vogue, M le Monde, Perfect, Vogue Italia, Vogue, W, and WSJ Magazine. He has also collaborated with a range of fashion labels, among them Alexander McQueen, Dior, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Max Mara, Miu Miu, Prada, Tom Ford, and Versace.
2022 Made to Last, Fotografiska, New York, NY
2022-23 Shocking! The Surreal World of Elsa Schiaparelli, The Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris, France
2021 Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
2019 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, Photographer in Focus, The National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
2019 Self Service 25th Anniversary, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX
2016 LensCulture Portrait Awards, New York, NY
2022 Made to Last, Fotografiska, April 20th
2021 Vogue Forces of Fashion, Virtual, November 17th
2020 In conversation with Brenden Embser, Virtual, Aperture, April 25th
2019 Aperture Conversations: Young New York, BAM, June 19th
2017 Aperture “Elements of Style”, The New School, October 24
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