Philip-Lorca diCorcia (born 1951) is an American photographer. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Afterwards diCorcia attended Yale University where he received a Master of Fine Arts in Photography in 1979. He now lives and works in New York, and teaches at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.
According to his biography, Philip-Lorca diCorcia is seen as the first photographer to establish the staged, fictional approach to creating images. Looking through his impressive photography portfolio, I’m not so surprised at this bold statement due not only to his amazing captures, but also to the skill and talent that is clearly behind each.
Having studied photography at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Philip-Lorca diCorcia went on to achieve an MFA at Yale. From there, he began to shoot friends and family in choreographed settings only to branch out to street photography soon after.
Since then, Philip-Lorca diCorcia has held both public and private exhibits around the world. His work as been featured in publications such as W Magazine, with Bottega Veneta, Adobe and Fendi as his clients.