Martin Schoeller born in Munich Germany on March 12, 1968.
Schoeller studied photography at Lette Verein in Berlin. He came to New York in 1993 and worked as an assistant for Annie Leibovitz from 1993 to 1996. He left in 1996 to pursue his freelancing career. Schoeller has been a contributing photographer to New Yorker since 1999. A book of his portraits was published by teNeues in 2005: “Close Up: Portraits 1998-2005″. Another, “Female Bodybuilders,” was published by Pond Press in 2008. Stern published a portfolio of his work, “Fotographie Portfolio #54″, also in 2008. Schoeller’s influences include photographers August Sander, Bernd Becher, and Hilla Becher. His work is in the Permanent Collection of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.